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Higher Education in a Machine Age 3


Time 09:30 - 12:30


Dr Mike Brownnutt

Dr Leung Wing Tai

Dr Winnie Fung



Organiser :

 - FaSCoRe, HKU

 - Lumina College

Higher Education in a Machine Age 3:
The totalising effects of machine culture in higher education

This series of round-table discussions will consider Christian perspectives on the impact that technological thinking has had on higher education.

Building on the discussions from Sessions 1 and 2, this session will look how, rather than being an addition to an otherwise unchanged education system, technology suffuses and transforms every aspect of education.

Agenda for Session 3.

We will hold this discussion by Zoom.

Preparatory materials for Session 3:

Chapter 5 of Postman, Neil (1993). Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. New York, NY: Vintage Books.

Chapter 2 of Shatzer, Jacob (2019). Transhumanism and the Image of God: Today's Technology and the Future of Christian Discipleship. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.

Orlowski, Jeff (2020). The Social Dilemma. Netflix.

haroldinnis (2012). Harold Innis - The Bias of Communication. YouTube.

Soules, Marshall (2007). Harold Adams Innis: The Bias of Communications & Monopolies of Power.

Session dates:

7th Nov. 2020: Session 1
Has machine culture kidnapped higher education? 

5th Dec. 2020: Session 2
My faith, my discipline, my machine culture

6th Feb. 2021: Session 3
The totalising effects of machine culture in higher education

6th Mar. 2021: Session 4
Community responses to machine culture

10th Apr. 2021: Session 5
Charting the future and engaging with technology