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Eros ex Machina: Love in the Time of the Internet

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Philosophical Research Society

3910 Los Feliz Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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A lecture and discussion on Human Being/Being Human in the Digital Age, part 4 of a 6 part President's Class series

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What place does the ancient god Eros have in the digital age? It turns out that he feels quite at home. If love is our most human emotion, then it is not surprising that technology has offered to enhance and extend it in unique ways. After all, technology is about practices rather than theories, and, as such, it reshapes our everyday lives in everything from communication to love. In this lecture/discussion, we explore love in the time of the Internet.

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It is not hyperbole to say that technology has never been more integrated into our lives as human beings, but it is also true that such deep integration calls into question the nature of being human. Join us for a six-week lecture/discussion series that examines our fraught relationship with technology and comes to terms with what it means to be human in the digital age through the following questions: What ancient concepts and stories speak to our conflicted and intimate relationship with the tools we use that in turn use us? What is the status of truth in the digital age? How does technology employ and redistribute power? How does technology change our favorite emotion—love? What about the seeker in the digital age? Finally, what do human beings and being human mean in an age of artificial intelligence and cyborgs?

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