Critical Issues Symposium 2014 – Technology and the Future of Being Human

Critical Issues Symposium 2014 poster
Critical Issues Symposium 2014

The annual Criticial Issues Symposium (CIS) takes place on September 23 and 24 at Hope College. This year’s topic is Technology and the Future of Being Human. The first speaker, Douglas Rushkoff, will kick off events on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm in Dimnent Chapel with his keynote address entitled Who is on Team Human? Programming the Future, with People in Mind. The following morning keynote will be delivered by Gloria Mark. Her speech, Coming of Age (Digitally): Stress and Multitasking in Everyday College Life, will be delivered in Dimnent Chapel at 9am. Learn more about both speakers by visiting the Critical Issues Symposium website.

Several events will follow both keynotes, including a session entitled “Digital Short Stories”, consisting of short, individual presentations given by Hope faculty and others. CIS will close with concurrent department sponsored sessions. View the full schedule for more information.

The Critical Issues Symposium began in 1980 and continues to be a modern tradition designed to stimulate the Holland community, students, faculty, and staff by exploring current issues and engaging in discussion with experts. All CIS events are free and open to the public. A resource guide has been developed by the staff at Van Wylen Library for those who wish to further explore the topic of Technology and the Future of Being Human.

The library will be closed until 10am on Wednesday, September 24 for the Critical Issues Symposium.

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