Office Hours is all about what happens when different minds come together. In each episode, two professors from different disciplines have a conversation about their areas of expertise and their journeys.
Office Hours is presented to you by the Interdisciplinary Initiative (Int-Init), a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University who want to disrupt academic silos and support our peers in pursuing interests beyond traditional fields of inquiries.
Cover art by Adhiti Chundur
Funded by the BXA Intercollege Program and the Fifth Year Scholarship program (Carnegie Mellon).
Nica Ross and Jay Aronson
Professor Nica Ross (Drama, Video and Media Design) and Professor Jay Aronson (Department of History, Center for Human Rights Science) discuss the history of the panopticon, the art of un-learning, and the politics of care.
Susan Finger and William Alba
Professor Susan Finger (Civil and Environmental Engineering, IDeATe) and Professor William Alba (Chemistry, Science and Humanities Scholars program) reflect on the magic of curiosity, the art of overcoming the "outsider" feeling in academic and social spheres, and the current challenges with online learning.
David Danks and Alessandro Acquisti
Professor David Danks (Professor of Philosophy and Psychology) and Professor Alessandro Acquisti (Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College) discuss their professional journeys, the problem of privacy in the digital age, and other social issues related to technology.
Molly Steenson and Rebecca Taylor
Professor Molly Steenson and Professor Rebecca Taylor discuss design, nano technology, PhD’s in engineering and the arts, being multilingual, their dream conference, among many other things. Have fun!