Technology & Ethics 2004-2005

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


Lee Silver, Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Challenging Mother Nature: Biotechnology in a Spiritual World

William Haseltine, Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Human Genome Sciences Inc.

Ethical and Social Issues of Research on Human and Other Genomes

Michael Ackerman, Asst. Director for High Performance Computing and Communications, National Library of Medicine

Ethical Decisions Molding the Visible Human Project

William Mitchell, Professor of Architecture, Head of Program in Media Arts & Sciences, Architectural Advisor to the President, MIT

Me++: The Cyborg Self: The Networked City, and Emerging Dilemmas

Edward Tenner, Sr. Research Assoc., Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Positive Unintended Consequences of Technology

Ronald Arkin, Regents’ Professor, Director, Mobile Robot Laboratory, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bombs, Bonding, and Bondage: Issues in Human-Robot Interaction

Henry Jenkins, Director, Comparative Media Studies Program, MIT

The War Between Effects and Meanings: Rethinking the Video Game Violence Debate

Maja Mataric, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience, Director, Center for Robotics & Embedded Systems, Co-Director, Robotics Research Lab, USC

Robots Among Us? The Challenges of Assistive Interactive Robotics

Special Event jointly held with the Whitney Humanities Center Working Group on Science, Technology, and Utopian Visions: A Conversation with Greg Pak, writer and director of the award winning film Robot Stories.