The Mythology of Technology

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UNB’s Andrews Initiative Presents Jesse Hirsh.

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 1.05.15 PMThe Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Jesse Hirsh will deliver a lecture entitled The Mythology of Technology: Why Ethics, Values, and Virtues Matter in the Internet Era on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Wu Conference Centre, UNB. This lecture supports the Andrews Initiative theme for 2014-15, Re-Imagining the Internet.

Mr. Hirsh’s lecture will examine the inherent spirituality of the Internet and how it allows us to imagine new worlds and gives us new ways to connect with each other. He will question the emerging ethics, values, and virtues of the Internet era and how they impact our understanding of spirituality and religion.

Jesse Hirsh is a nationally syndicated columnist on CBC Radio, where his weekly column discusses and analyzes the latest trends and developments in technology using language and examples that are meaningful and relevant to everyday life. Jesse is also the past host of an interfaith show on the Rogers and OMNI networks that explored world religions through interviews with practitioners, gurus, holy people, and cynics. These experiences make Mr. Hirsh the perfect speaker for our theme of technology & spirituality.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Whitney Initiative at the University of New Brunswick. The Whitney Initiative seeks to advance the study and practice of spirituality at UNB. It is named in honour of Reverend Norm Whitney, PhD, CM, a distinguished scientist, teacher, counsellor, mentor and retired member of the UNB faculty.  The goals of the initiative include the development of lectures, workshops, retreats, and courses focused on both the intellectual and personal dimensions of the spiritual journey.

This is a free public event, and everyone is invited to attend. Mr. Hirsh will meet and greet the audience at an informal reception to be held following the lecture.

The Andrews Initiative was created by UNB president emeritus John McLaughlin, and launched in 2011. We offer quality learning opportunities in contemporary topics for the 21st century. For more information, visit: http://www.unb.ca/initiatives/andrews.

The Mythology of Technology: Why Ethics, Values, and Virtues Matter in the Internet Era | Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 7 p.m. | Wu Conference Centre, UNB.

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