Technology in an Anxious Age: A Paisley Philosophical Institution (PPI) event hosted by UWS

Brick, C. (Organiser)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Description

Launch event of a series of PPI discussions and lectures hosted by UWS. (Sept 2018- March 2019) The contemporary moment is shaped by a curious paradox. At no other time in human history has technology played such an integral role in the ways in which we work, play and understand ourselves. However, there is a palpable cultural anxiety at the ways in which technology now dominates our life worlds. From cryptocurrencies, genomics, artificial intelligence, and social media, to name but a few our life worlds are increasingly shaped by growing concerns about the role technology plays in framing and even determining modern life. Is this a unique moment in human history? Has the way we use technology become decoupled from ethics and morality? Is tour anxiety groundless or do SMART technologies make for dumb subjects? Panellists: Dr Matt Frew, Senior Lecturer in School of Business & Enterprise, UWS; Dr Luc Rolland, Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing, UWS; Dr Darryl Gunson, Senior Lecturer, School of Media Culture and Society Chair & Event Organiser: Dr Carlton Brick, MCS, UWS
Period13 Sep 2018
Event titleTechnology in an Anxious Age: : A Paisley Philosophical Institution (PPI) event hosted by UWS
Event typeOther
LocationPaisley, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Technology
  • anxiety
  • Paisley Philosophical Institution