Technology, Self, and Society: An NEH-Funded Seminar
Few contemporary issues are more important, or more relevant to higher education, than the relationship between digital technologies and personal identity. Funded by a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the seminar will bring together Liberal Arts faculty teaching clusters and/or capstones with a view to developing their curricula in conversation with one another and in relation to readings and visiting speakers addressing these topics.
The 2015-16 seminar, co-led by Richard Brown (Humanities) and Naomi Stubbs (English) focuses on how definitions of “human” have been challenged by technological advancements. The focus is on techno-humanism, trans-humanism, and on the biomedical ethical issues that derive from biological “enhancements” and reproductive choices.