Biweekly, Friday, 12-2, Week 1 Room 5 Space Available
Some of us fear technology, some of us are eager to embrace it: it offers both threats and promises to the human brain. In this workshop we will discuss how technology is changing us and our society, and seek a balanced approach to the future. Is it possible to welcome technology as an enabler while maintaining and celebrating our value-centred humanity? To stimulate interest and discussion, participants will be offered a variety of approaches through articles and videos, and will be asked to choose one topic to explore and present to the group during the course of the year.
Caroline Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a recently retired executive in the field of technology-based learning who continues to do some consulting in that area. She has degrees in both philosophy and education, and is currently writing a book on the Self.
Jim Pike (email@example.com) is an engineer who worked at IBM in a number of sales and marketing roles. Cottaging, travel and technology augment his continued interest in the Academy.
Where Am “I”? The Self in a Digital Age
FACILITATORS: CAROLINE GRAY, CO-FACILITATOR JIM PIKE
At a time when we are facing such large environmental, economic and social problems and turning almost reflexively to technology to provide answers, this course considers another approach. We take a journey inward, to explore who we are and what we could be doing as individuals to help our society move in more human centered directions.
REQUIREMENTS – Optional readings, make 1 twenty-minute presentation and actively participate in the discussions.