Technology and Culture

Town and Gown lectures are free and open to the public

February 10, 2011 + 6-8pm

Read Schuchardt

Grant Events Center

Only Technology Can Save Us From the Problems Technology Has Caused

Dr. Read Schuchardt

Read Mercer Schuchardt, Ph.D. Is Associate Professor of Media Ecology at Wheaton College. He is the father of eight children.



February 17, 2011 + 6-8pm

Ben Mitchell

Harvey Auditorium

Perfecting Ourselves to Death: Technology, Humanity, and the Quest for Perfection

Dr. C. Ben Mitchell

C. Ben Mitchell is Graves professor of moral philosophy at Union University in Tennessee and editor of Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics.


February 24, 2011 + 6-8pm

Gene Rhorbough

Grant Events Center

Augustine, Aquinas, and Asimov: a Christian View on the Creation of Artificial Moral Agents

Dr. Gene Rohrbaugh

Gene Rohrbaugh is an associate professor of computer science at Messiah College. Rohrbaugh holds a BA in Modern Languages and a BS in Computer Science from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MA and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas (Austin). His recent research is in the area of Machine Ethics, a discipline that explores moral aspects in the behavior of increasingly autonomous machines.


March 3, 2011 + 6-8pm

Arthur Hunt

Grant Events Center

Back to the Shire: From English Village, to Global Village, and Back Again

Dr. Arthur W. Hunt III

Arthur W. Hunt III is Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This writings have appeared in The Christian Research Journal, Modern Age, and Explorations in Media Ecology. He is the author of The Vanishing Word: The Veneration of Visual Imagery in the Postmodern World (Crossway).


March 10, 2011 + 6-8pm

Justin Barnhard

Grant Events Center

Unnatural Selection: Technological (r)Evolution by Consumer Desire

Dr. Justin D. Barnard

Justin D. Barnard is Director of the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Intellectual Discipleship and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. The author of several articles, essays, and book chapters, his teaching and scholarly interests include: bioethics, philosophy of religion/apologetics, and the philosophical legacy of C.S. Lewis. In addition, Dr. Barnard regularly speaks to church and public audiences on issues related to Christian faith and culture.