Fall Conference 2017
The Double-Edged Sword of Technology
November 17-18, University of Vermont
November 17–18, 2017
Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont
The Vermont Humanities Council invited attendees to its 44th annual Fall Conference to explore the ways that technology has shaped culture, society, and human interaction, and even affected our understanding of who we are.
- Will Technology Save Us?
Northwestern University economics professors Robert Gordon and Joel Mokyr present profoundly different outlooks for America’s economic future and the role of technological innovation.
- Sociable Solitude
Amy Hungerford, literature professor and Dean of Humanities at Yale, explores the history, practice, and meaning of sociable solitude in the Internet age.
- Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
Writer and cultural critic Virginia Heffernan offers an original and far-reaching analysis of what the Internet is and what it does.