Lecture by Dr. Vasu Duvvury in Faculty Hall @ 4 pm

Location: Faculty Hall

IEEE EDS/SSCS Distinguished Lecture

Speaker : Dr. Vasu Duvvury (PhD in Anthropology, Rice University, Texas)
Venue : Faculty Hall, Main Building, IISc Bangalore.
Date and Time : 5th March 2019, 4:00PM-5:00PM.
Lecture Title : Development of Human Communications Skills: An Anthropological Perspective.

Hi-tea after the talk

Abstract : In this age of machines talking to humans and humans talking to machines, are we redefining the basic communication process? Is old-fashioned communication between humans a thing of the past or is there still hope for substantive human communication? This talk will examine the cultural, social and individual dimensions in the evolutionary history of human communication in the context of modern technological developments.

* Brief Look at Human Evolutionary and Communication History
* Concept of Culture
* Communication and Miscommunication
* Proxemic Space in Communication
* Photograph as a Source of Communication
* Communication in the Modern World
* Humorous Commentary about Technology through Comic-strips

Biography : Dr. Vasu Duvvury received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rice University at Houston, Texas. She also holds an M.A. in English. Her PhD thesis, published as a book (Play, Symbolism, and Ritual), was funded with grants received from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Smithsonian, and the American Institute of Indian Studies. Her primary areas of research are: gender studies, linguistic anthropology, urban studies, peoples and cultures of Asia, art and culture, and medical anthropology. She has extensive research and teaching experience and has taught in various institutions in Texas. She is currently working on two books on Asia.

All are welcome.