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Evan Selinger: PhD master class and public lecture
April 15, 2019 @ 09:30 - 17:00
Evan Selinger is a Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology. His primary research is on the ethics of technology and privacy—issues he has written prolifically about in academic publications as well as across the public sphere, in places like The Guardian, The Atlantic, Wired, and The Nation. Selinger’s latest books are Re-Engineering Humanity (co-authored with Brett Frischmann) and The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy (co-edited with Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene), both published in 2018 by Cambridge University Press. More information available here.
PhD master classRegistration: Marianne Sloth Hansen Deadline: April 1, 2019 Credits: 1 ECTS (participation); 2 ECTS (participation and presentation) This course will consider interrelated questions that are explored at length in the book Re-Engineering Humanity.
- In what environments are humans being programmed to behave more like simple machines than actualized human beings?
- Which of these environments are diminishing our human potential and why is this the case?
- In light of #2, what will it take to build a high-tech future that human beings can flourish in?