Evening Salon / Wed 6 Feb / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Philosopher Gloria Origgi has pinned down an elusive subject that, like it or not, affects all of us: reputation. We are leaving the ‘information age’, she believes, and moving towards the ‘reputation age’, in which information only has value if it has already been filtered, evaluated and commented upon by others - most of whom we do not actually know! Reputation has become a central pillar of collective intelligence today. Think of the Internet and social media. They allow for countless ranking systems and contribute to the creation of reputations in our social relations, in business, in politics, in academia, and even in wine. This is a fundamental paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge. Join Gloria as she explains what reputation really is, why it matters, and how we can better understand ourselves and our behaviours by being aware of the subtle link between our reputation and our actions.
Glora Origgi will also give a talk to teenagers, see our TeenTalk with Gloria Origgi.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Gloria Origgi is an Italian philosopher, journalist, and a tenured senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. She is a best-selling novelist in the Italian language, a respected philosopher in French, and a cognitive scientist in English. She moves gracefully through the conceptual jungles of everything, from philosophy and neuroscience to cognitive science and anthropology. In her research, she seeks to understand the impact of social relations and institutions on both cognitive processes and the organisation of knowledge. She has worked extensively on the topics of trust, reputation, and the evaluation of knowledge and science, as well as on the epistemology of gender and its applications in social cognition. She has taught in France, Italy, Brazil, Germany and has been twice Visiting Fellow at Columbia University in New York City. Since 2016, she leads the Dictionary of Social Passions (PUF) project, which aims to shed light on the role of passions in human motivation. Her research has been covered by many newspapers and media outlets in English, French and Italian.