The Humanities in an Algorithmic World

The idea of the liberal arts is oft-misunderstood and oft-abused in contemporary society. In this panel talk, Scott Hartley (author of ​The Fuzzy and the Techie​) and Linfield College alumna Annika Yates (class of 2014) explain why the liberal arts matter to them. Yates discusses how curiosity, persuasion, and citizenship, hallmarks of her liberal arts experience at Linfield, have shaped her career in the tech industry. Hartley, a venture capitalist, discusses how studying the liberal arts provides significant value in terms of core competencies for working with new technologies.