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Spring 2019 Religion GU4616 section 001
|Day & Time
304 Hamilton Hall
|Instructor||David R Kittay - e-mail|
|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.|
|Enrollment||33 students (42 max) as of 8:06PM Monday, July 22, 2019|
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