Invited Speaker: Peter Hancock, Provost Distinguished Research Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Title: How Technology Transports us to a New Realm of Being.
Location: Memorial Union Ballroom (MUB) A1
Time: 2:05-3:00pm, Monday, April 22, 2013
Abstract: I will present three narratives concerning the etiology of disaster. They will each contain salient signposts as to the way in which technology, imagination, and inspiration both coalesce and fail. I shall then look to weave together a common pattern of these and similarly failed technologies to articulate the link between aspiration and technical innovation. I shall point to some explicit connections between the specific stories I have presented and then look to extrapolate much wider principles under the general title of “Transports of Delight.” The latter is the title of a text that I am currently in the process of creating.