My guest today is Dr. Alicia Colson, an archaeologist and ethnohistorian, who’s conducted fieldwork in Canada, the UK, the US and Antigua, all in an effort to understand our human past. In her work, Alicia collaborates with indigenous communities in an effort to understand differing viewpoints, while also using AI computing to make scientific discoveries. Alicia’s a member of The Explorers Club’s Class of 2022. She’s a Wiley Digital Archive Fellow, and the co-founder and co-Editor of Exploration Revealed, the Scientific Exploration Society’s digital hybrid publication, which showcases advances in knowledge and peer-to-peer support for those engaged with scientific exploration and adventure-led expeditions. In addition, Alicia is the commissioning editor for the Great Britain and Ireland Chapter of The Log Magazine, a quarterly publication of The Explorers Club. I truly enjoyed my conversation with Alicia and I hope you do as well.
In our conversation we discussed archaeology, history, the past and what we can learn from it in the present, human connection, spirit, empathy, greed, control and money, what it is to be human, superimposing our own moralities in situations where they don’t belong, evolution, animism, mysticism, tolerance, how languages and cultures can allow beautiful expression in ways others can’t, and artificial intelligence being used to give an objective unbiased view the human eye might not see.
Guest Name: Dr. Alicia Colson
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