Technological advances have linked us to one another and enabled nonstop global communication in ways that were impossible to imagine just a few decades ago. Through the devices we carry with us at all times, our ability to connect and to form digital identities and communities seems limitless. This technology brings with it great potential for engagement, cooperation, and enrichment, but paradoxically, it also leads to detachment, disrespect, and inauthenticity. The effects of this continuous, largely anonymous connectivity have profound theological and philosophical implications: What does it mean to create community and identity in this current context? How do we sustain personal and communal integrity? What new moral and ethical obligations and risks do we face? Join the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy as we explore these and other questions with leading thinkers.

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Thursday, September 27th
7:00 PM

Our Love-Affair with Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths

Carol Bruess, University of St. Thomas

Walter Theatre at St. Norbert

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 18th
7:00 AM

On Virtuous and Virtual Communities: Civic Flourishing in the Digital Age

Shannon Vallor, Santa Clara University

Fort Howard Theater at St. Norbert

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Thursday, February 21st
7:00 PM

The Myth of the Global Village: How Technology Divides Us

Nicholas Carr

Fort Howard Theater at St. Norbert

7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 16th
7:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence and Human Desire: Can a Robot Truly Love?

Ilia Delio O.S.F.

Fort Howard Theater at St. Norbert

7:00 PM