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Lancaster Campus, Humanities Symposium--"The Future: Question, Imagine, Believe"

Date:   Wednesday March 14, 2018
Time:   8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location:    Lancaster Campus, East Building, Room 203

Contact Name:    Cindy Rose
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Contact Email:    cwrose@hacc.edu


Please participate in our Time Capsule Project anytime today in East 203.

Wednesday, March 14:  Schedule of Events in East 203

8AM-9:15AM  --   Divining the Future:  Dante's Divine Comedy and an Imperfect Future

  • The consequences on politics, knowledge, morality, human interaction and perception are explored through Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso with considerations of how past ideas about a future relate to the present.  Presented by:  Matthew Eberhart, Associate Professor of English; Jeffrey Ihlenfeldt, Professor of English; Seth Martin, Associate Professor of English.

9:30AM-10:45AM  -  Comedic Takes on the Future as Seen in Movies and TV

  • Hollywood has portrayed "the future" in many ways in TV and film.  Most frequently these visions of the future are quite serious and often feature humans in dire circumstances.  This session however will spotlight the more humorous projections of our future.  Featured works will include the likes of Idiocracy, Sleeper, and Wall-E.  Presented by:  Michael Corradino, Campus Dean of Academic Affairs.

11AM-12:15PM  -  The Fates: Spinning the Thread of Life and Destiny

  • This session will examine the role the Fates had on the lives of the ancient Greeks and Romans and the precarious relationship the Olympians had with them.  Presented by:  Dennis Wimer, Adjunct Professor of Humanities.

12:30PM-1:45PM  -  Privacy:  Where We Were, Where We Are, Where Are We Going.

  • The concept of privacy has been recognized since founding of our country.  The Bill of Rights (enacted in 1791) protects against government intrusion into our privacy, but we have come a long way since then.  Tectonic changes in society and prospective advances in technology present ever-evolving challenges to our privacy.  Let's explore where we might be going from here.  Presented by:  Steve Lustig, Associate Professor of Business/Business Law.

2PM-3:15PM  -  The Future Is Now

  • The focus of this talk will be how 20th and 21st century artists reveal that the future is here or within our reach.  We will look at the extraordinary range of mediums used by visual artists.  Presented by:  Ilene Rosenberg, Adjunct Professor of Art and Humanities.

3:15PM-4:30PM  -  Why We Aren't Screwed

  • Finding the positive environmental message for the future of the environment and our planet.  We will discuss what is being done to make a sustainable earth and what you can do to help and be prepared.  Presented by:  Brad Basehore, Assistant Professor of Biology; Kelly Matthews, Professor of Chemistry.

4:30PM-6:30PM  -  Trapped in My Own Dream:  Ron Ettelman Art Reception

  • Reception will be held in the Art Space, East Building Lobby

6:30PM-7:30PM  -  Stock and the Yards:  Acapella Group Performance

  • Performance will be held in East 203.  A male-voice acapella group sings songs of the past to influence the future.  Songs cross a variety of genres, and the group is directed by HACC physics and chemistry faculty member Stock Weinstock-Collins.


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