Technology & Ethics 2003-2004

Chairperson: Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, FACMI, Lecturer Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Bioethics Center Scholar, Yale Information Society Project Faculty Fellow 


Elaine Graham, Samuel Ferguson Professor of Social & Pastoral Theology, University of Manchester

The Politics of the Post/Human

David Friedman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

Future Imperfect: Dealing with Technological Change

Kevin Ausman, Executive Director, Center for Biological & Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University

Health & Environmental Impacts of Nanomaterials: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Judy Ellis, Founder and Chairperson, Toy Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology

Toys & the Ethics of Technology

Rosalind Picard, Director of Affective Computing Research, Assoc. Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, MIT Media Laboratory

Toward Computers that Recognize & Respond to Human Emotion

Jordan Pollack, Professor of Computer Science, Director, Dynamical & Evolutionary Machine Organization Laboratory, Brandeis University

Intelligenthics: Questions for the Age of Automation

Russell Taylor, Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems & Technology; Professor of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Radiology, The Johns Hopkins University

Computer-Integrated Surgery: Coupling Information to Action in the 21st Century

Sara Kiesler, Hillman Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

On Robots, Computer Agents, and Dogs

Vernor Vinge, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, San Diego State University

Between Now & Then: Wearables, Augmented Reality, & the Coming Singularity