Technology's Impact on Society: The Value of Technology
SESSION #10 - THE VALUE OF TECHNOLOGY
THE WIND RISES (Hayao Miyazaki - 2013)
Director Hayao Miyazaki last and final movie is not only a spiritual testament of his career, but also an ultimate example of how his animation style protrays characters with complex layers, and so do his stories.
The Wind Rises is based on the real character of Jiro Horikoshi, chief engineer of many Japanese fighter designs of World War II. It is historically proven that despite his direct involvement, he was personally strongly opposed to what he considered a futile war.
The movie explores the struggle of a person who is just following his dream - designing airplanes - but cannot stop the destructive use that its fascist regime is going to make of it.
Powerful technologies have powerful consequences. Some can be foreseen, some can't. All of them are an attempt to bring dreams into reality
"You must see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in tht which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two"
- Hayao Miyazaki
Would humans be better off without technology?
Let's join the course session and try to give an answer to these questions.
19.00 - Check in
19.15 - Moderation
19.30 - Start Screening
21:00 - Discussion and drinks
ABOUT THE COURSE
Join this course and explore the meaning and end of technology. Watch with us all time classics on the impact of technology on society and participate in a discussion of how technology does shape humanity for the better or worse. Be part of a quest to unlock the mystery of technological evolution and find an answer to what appropriate technology can do to make the World a better place.
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SCREENING ARE ALWAYS IN ENGLISH. Chinese subtitles not guaranteed.
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