The College of Humanities and Dorrance Scholarship Programs present “the Dorrance Lecture Series: Humanities Innovators in a Tech World.”
This virtual symposium brings together outside thought leaders, Humanities faculty, and students in the Dorrance Scholarship Programs for lectures and discussion about the intersection between the humanities and advanced technologies.
- 10 a.m. "Of Machines and Men: The Moral Questions of Artificial Intelligence" by Sylvester Johnson, assistant vice provost for the Humanities at Virginia Tech
- Noon "Broad Band: Yesterdays Female Internet Pioneers" by Claire Evans, Founding editor of Terraform, VICE’s science-fiction vertical
- 1:30 p.m. "Building the Sustainable, High Performance Organizations of Tomorrow" by Mimi Brooks, Chief Excecutive Officer of Logical Design Solutions
- 3 p.m. Panel Discussion
Each talk is one hour in length, with breaks between each speaker throughout the day. All talks are hosted live on Zoom and are open to the public.
Visit the Humanities Tech website to register for each discussion and to receive reminders for any of the featured talks.
Sunyoung Yang, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Studies. Her research and teaching interests concentrate on the influence of new media and digital technologies on society with a focus on youth, labor, and gender issues in Korea and East Asia. She is currently conducting research on the history of the Asian Internet for her second book titled, The Internet Made in Asia: The Cosmopolitics of Engineers.
Bryan Carter, PhD, is an associate professor in africana studies, specializing in african american literature of the 20th century with a primary focus on the harlem renaissance and a secondary emphasis on digital culture. Dr. Carter is also the founding director of the Center for Digital Humanities in the College of Humanities.
Matt M. Mars, PhD, is an associate professor of agricultural leadership and innovation and the eirector of graduate studies in the Department of Agricultural Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His research focuses on the educational and organizational factors and dynamics that foster agricultural and community development. His research is notably interdisciplinary with collaborations that intersect communication, ecology and marketing.