Dr. David Staley, Associate Professor and Director of the Humanities Institute at The Ohio State University, will speak during a Leadership Q&A at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. His topic will be "Autonomous Capitalism." This event is free and open to the public.
Staley is an associate professor in the Department of History, where he teaches courses in digital history and historical methods, and holds courtesy appointments in the departments of Design — where he has taught courses in Design History and Design Futures — and Educational Studies, where he leads the "Forum on the University." He is the author of "Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019); "Brain, Mind and Internet: A Deep History and Future" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), "Computers, Visualization and History," 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2014) and "History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future" (Lexington Books, 2007). He is the host of the "Voices of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences" podcast. In addition to his written work, he has designed and curated both online and physical exhibitions and has published numerous visual compositions in digital media. From 2003-08, Staley was the Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC).
Staley will also speak on the same topic during a luncheon for the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at noon, Wednesday, November 13th, at the Marietta Country Club.