EMU Spring Lecture Series zeroes in on people and technology interaction
YPSILANTI - Whether it was the automobile and airplane that enabled people to travel faster and farther or cell phones and the computer that provide unending communication, technology continues to be a major force in shaping society.
How technology affects people at various stages of their life, from birth to old age, will be the topic of discussion by various guest speakers during the 2005 Spring Lecture Series "Technology and the Human Life Cycle."
The weekly series runs May 11 - June 22, 7-10 p.m., at the EMU Corporate Education Center, Eagle Crest. The series is free and open to the public.
"The topic hit me like a bolt of lightning. We live in a society where almost everyone is affected by technology," said Ronald Westrum, professor, EMU School of Technology Studies, and series coordinator. "Is technology helpful or is it a threat? That's what everyone has to decide for themselves. "
The series will explore pressures posed by contemporary life; ethical ramifications of genetic choice; technology and its influence on early childhood development as well as on young children at home, preschool and during play; teens and the pressures of mastering electronic technology; media hype and adults; technological advances in science for seniors; and the impact of technology-mediated exercise on seniors' health and well-being.
The series is hosted by EMU and Lawrence Technological University. For more information, contact 734.487.1161.
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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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