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Spring 2019 Religion GU4616 section 001
TECHNOLOGY,RELIGION,FUTURE

Call Number 20330
Day & Time
Location
R 4:10pm-6:00pm
304 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor David R Kittay - e-mail
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This seminar will examine the history of the impact of technology and media on religion and vice versa before bringing into focus the main event: religion today and in the future. We'll read the classics as well as review current writing, video and other media, bringing thinkers such as Eliade, McLuhan, Mumford and Weber into dialogue with the current writing of Kurzweil, Lanier and Taylor, and look at, among other things: ethics in a Virtual World; the relationship between Burning Man, a potential new religion, and technology; the relevance of God and The Rapture in Kurzweil's Singularity; and what will become of karma when carbon-based persons merge with silicon-based entities and other advanced technologies.
Web Site Vergil
Department Religion
Enrollment 33 students (42 max) as of 3:08PM Monday, April 22, 2019
Subject Religion
Number GU4616
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191RELI4616W001

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