Tour Global
News and Events
News
Events

Jul 25 2014

NSF Awards Grant to NYIT Professor for Workshop on Gaming and Therapy

Jul 25 2014

Arkansas Higher Education Board Certifies New NYIT Medical School Site in Jonesboro

Jul 17 2014

Medical Students Transition from Classroom to Clinic

Jul 15 2014

NYIT Awards Research Grants

Jul 15 2014

NYIT’s M.S. in Instructional Technology Approved in Abu Dhabi

Aug 01 2014

NYIT Cyber-Security Talk

Aug 04 2014

B.S./D.O. Enrollment Day

Aug 05 2014

Graduate Tuesdays

Aug 05 2014

NYIT Transfer Student Orientation Day 1!

Aug 06 2014

NYIT Transfer Student Orientation Day 2!

NYIT-Worldwide Announcement
Oct 24 2011

Professors at NYIT-Bahrain Organize First Global Conference on Transhumanism

NYIT-Bahrain professors Thomas Philbeck and Curtis Carbonell organized the first global conference on transhumanism

Manama, Bahrain (October 24, 2011)—A desire to know more about how technology can affect human nature motivated New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) faculty members Curtis Carbonell, Ph.D., and Thomas Philbeck, Ph.D., to organize the first international conference on transhumanism  from October 21-23.

“We are a technological university, but we should also be concerned with key humanistic categories,” said Carbonell, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Bahrain

Titled “Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts,” the three-day event gathered 50 scholars at Dublin City University in Ireland. Experts from 25 universities including Oxford University, University of Exeter, George Washington University, England's Open University, and NYIT presented on disciplines ranging from philosophy to literature and neuroscience.

Transhumanism deals with the transformation of human capacities through technology, such as the possibility of super intelligence through a microchip implant. Posthumanism examines how we are transforming what it means to be human via technological influence—thereby challenging classical humanist notions of a subjective self by demonstrating that the objective world of technology can be responsible for selfhood.

“These topics are of considerable concern in the 21st century because the relationship between human beings and the technologies they employ is changing our understanding of what it means to be human—but they are also highly visible topics in art and literature, such as films like The Code, Inception, and the Terminator series,” explained Philbeck, assistant professor of philosophy and assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Our originality stemmed from the fact that we handled this in an interdisciplinary way, asking ethicists, scientists, and artists to share the stage,” he added. 

The conference was led by NYIT and organized through the cooperation of NYIT, Dublin City University, University of Exeter, and Univeristät Erlangen-Nürnberg.

###
Contact
Nikita Japra
Global Communications Manager
212.261.1539

Page 1 of 1
Contact Us

New York »

Old Westbury
Northern Boulevard
516.686.1000
Email Us | Map It

Manhattan
1855 Broadway (at 61st Street)
212.261.1500
Email Us | Map It

Bahrain »

Manama
Campus 851, Road 3828, Block 338, ADLIYA
(+973) 177-11-444
Email Us | Map It

Canada »

Vancouver
1700-701 W. Georgia St.
604.639.0942
Email Us | Map It

China »

Nanjing
9 Wenyuan Road
86.25.85866729
Email Us | Map It

United Arab Emirates »

Abu Dhabi
CERT Technology Park
(+971) 24-435-465
Email Us | Map It


Career_Net-skyscraper