Cambridge Forum: Maxim Pozdorovkin and Judith Shulevitz


Living with Robots


January 30, 2019
7:00 PM


First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum welcomes award-winning director and producer MAXIM POZDOROVKIN and literary critic JUDITH SHULEVITZ—author of The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time—as they discuss the future of robots. Learn more about the event here.

Computers are learning to read our emotions and it is big business. Alexa will soon be servicing all of our needs. But can we really trust the robots?

Judith Shulevitz
Judith Shulevitz

Judith Shulevitz

Judith Shulevitz is a critic and journalist and author of The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time. Shulevitz was the editor of Lingua Franca, deputy editor of New York Magazine, and science editor of The New Republic. She has been a columnist at The New York Times Book Review, Slate, The New Republic, and New York Magazine, and contributed articles and essays to many other publications, including The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly. Her November cover essay for The Atlantic examined the social and psychological effects of voice-activated technology in the present and in the future.

Maxim Pozdorovkin
Maxim Pozdorovkin

Maxim Pozdorovkin

Maxim Pozdorovkin is an award-winning director and producer based in New York City. He is the director of four feature-length documentaries and numerous short films. His most recent feature, The Truth About Killer Robots premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and was broadcast on HBO. Our New President, premiered at Sundance 2018 where it won a Special Jury Award for Best Editing. His other films include Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Emmy winner), The Notorious Mr. Bout, and Clinica de Migrantes (HBO). Maxim holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a junior fellow at Harvard's Society of Fellows. His next film How to Rob Banks for Dummies, the story of video artist Joe Gibbons, is currently in post-production.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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