and the human person series will explore tough questions
From cloning and genetic manipulation
to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, new technological
developments promise radical changes in our understanding of what
it means to be human.
a lecture and discussion series this month and next, visiting
scholars doing path-breaking work in fields as various as sociology,
theology, law, politics, philosophy and computer science will
assess some of the benefits, dangers and challenges that rapid
advances in digital and biotechnology present to the human experience.
Programs, open to the public, will be held Feb. 7, 28 and March
28. Each session begins at 5:30 p.m. and consists of two lectures
followed by a panel discussion.
colloquium is sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies
in Culture and several U.Va. departments and centers.
schedule and speakers are listed online at: www.virginia.edu/iasc/colloquia.html.