LIFE AFTER GRAD SCHOOL SEMINAR
How to Use a PhD to Make People Angry, Happy, and/or Enlightened


Feb
07
2014

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  • Speaker: Dr. John Bohannon (Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 02/07/2014
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: 335 West Hall

  • Description:

    A technique is described for using the skills acquired during scientific PhD research to manipulate the emotional and cognitive states of people on a large scale. Case studies include an investigation of civilian deaths in Afghanistan, a sting operation on open access journals, a global dance contest for scientists, and a series of pornographic art films about the sex life of nonhuman animals.

    Dr. John Bohannon is a science correspondent and an associate researcher at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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