The role of technology in preventing mass atrocities with Sheldon FernandezExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Martin Luthar King said:

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

Technology and Genocide – rarely, do you see these words in the same sentence. In mathematical jargon, they orthogonal correspondents: in different spheres or realms, lacking an obvious conceptual connection.

And yet there is a connection, one that is relevant, topical, and, in today’s climate, supremely important.

Join us on October 15, 2013 for a most interesting talk, one that promises to be orthogonal from the yawn-inducing info sessions you sleep through so often.

Specifically, Infusion Canada co-founder Sheldon Fernandez, will explore the role of technology and social media in preventing (and enabling) mass human atrocities such as the Kenyan riots, the Syrian revolution, and the Arab Spring. Irrespective of your ideological sensitivities, the scope and power of the technologies you study and use every day may surprise you.

So take a break from the abstractions of Eigenvectors and Fourier Transforms and join us for a practical discussion.

On October 15, 2013 we’ll explore just how far technology can bend this arc.

Location 
The Bombshelter Pub

200 University Ave W

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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