The annual Critical Issues Symposium at Hope College will examine “Technology and the Future of Being Human” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 24, throughout the day.
The public is invited to all of the events. Admission is free.
The symposium explores a single topic in-depth through a variety of presentations led by experts from both beyond campus and within the Hope community. This year’s event is exploring the impact of technology on humanity as seen today and as it may look in the future.
The symposium will open with the keynote address “Who is on Team Human? Programming the Future, with People in Mind” by noted technology and culture expert Douglas Rushkoff on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
“Thanks to our digital technologies, we have a completely new relationship to time; we live in an always-on ‘now,’ where the priorities of this moment seem to be everything,” Rushkoff explains.