11/13/15: “Dawn of the Anthropocene” with Dr. Braden Allenby presented by the Technology, Self and Society Seminar and LaGuardia’s CTL
On Friday, November 13, 2015 from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Little Theater, the Technology, Self and Society Seminar Series funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities with support from theLaGuardia Center for Teaching and Learning presents: “Dawn of the Anthropocene: New Technologies, New Challenges, and New Modes of Thinking” with Dr. Braden Allenby.
Dr. Allenby will discuss:
• The rapid evolution in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technology, robotics, and applied cognitive science
• Today’s epoch — known as the Anthropocene — in which human activities have significant global impacts
• How our planet and humans have become design spaces subject to deliberate change in ways never before possible
• The unprecedented levels of complexity today’s world presents
• Steps towards ethical, rational, and responsible participation in the world today
Dr. Braden Allenby is Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and of Law, at Arizona State University. He is the founding director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, and the founding chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security, at ASU. He is the author of Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering (co-authored with Tom Graedel, 2010), The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering (2011), and The Techno-Human Condition (with Dan Sarewitz, 2011).
Friday, November 13, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Direct questions to Naomi J. Stubbs: email@example.com