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Technology, Religion, and Race: Progress and Its Racial Histories

October 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Technology, Religion, and Race: Progress and Its Racial Histories

Tuesday, October 26, 6-7:00 p.m. ET
Livestream Zoom Webinar


Join Hyemin Na, assistant professor of religion, media, and culture, for a discussion on how narratives regarding technological advancement, religion, and racial identity have been intertwined from the start. Professor Na will present the ways in which science and technology function as markers of advancement in narratives of civilization, exploring how progress itself is racialized through visual depictions. Emily Hill, associate professor of computer science, and Minjoon Kouh, associate professor of physics and neuroscience, will respond from their disciplinary perspectives, infusing the discussion with examples of how current technologies repeat or disrupt racialized “sins” of the past.

Bring your curiosity and questions to this Science for Seminaries event and join in the Q&A that follows.

The event is made possible by a generous grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program.


October 26, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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