Science on Screen: Clueless

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This free virtual edition of Science on Screen will feature a talk by UCLA economics Professor Michael Suk-Young Chwe, author of Jane Austen: Game Theorist, which finds common ground between the study of people’s choices and writing of the early 19th-century English novelist.

Amy Heckerling's cult comedy Clueless (a loose adaptation of Austen's Emma) will take center stage as Chwe considers the misadventures of Cher and her Beverly Hills pals as they party, shop, and meddle in the love lives of their friends and teachers.

The free virtual discussion will go live on Wednesday, March 24 at 8pm. Tune in here or at the embedded video below:

Please note: this event does not include a screening of Clueless. If you'd like to watch it prior to the talk, you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

About the Speaker

Michael Chwe is a professor of political science at UCLA. His research centers on game theory and its applications to social movements, voting and information aggregation, social networks, monetary policy, violence, and literature. He has served as co-editor of the American Political Science Review and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the American Journal of Sociology. His most recent book, Jane Austen: Game Theorist finds common ground between the study of people’s choices and writing of the early 19th-century English novelist. Other areas of interest include jury decision making and television advertising. Professor Chwe has served on the faculty of the University of Chicago and New York University. He teaches courses on game theory for graduates and undergraduates. 

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Find where to rent or stream Clueless here.