Rules are harder to break when they’re God’s rules.
Personal discipline regulates privacy. In a technological and global world, citizens judge each other on appearance and an abundance of free speech, available on a variety of platforms. This means the populace must be conscious of what it puts forth, so it can keep some level of control over how much people see of individuals.
Before one can understand privacy, he has to tackle another issue — understanding whose privacy it is he is trying to understand.
Cybersecurity is not just an issue for the IT crowd.
Although technological developments have created a more interactive, engaged world than ever before, Luke Timothy Johnson will argue today’s society is much more private than ancient ones — and there are many lessons about privacy to be learned by looking to the past.
Jeffrey Rosen works in constitutional heaven. The CEO and president of the National Constitution Center lives out what he called his life’s passion, discussing and moderating dialogue on modern constitutional arguments. Rosen will speak at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, beginning this week’s morning lecture series on “The Ethics of Privacy.”
“It’s got to be me,” Loretta LaRoche sings as she ogles herself in a handheld mirror on stage, a jazz quartet playing in the background. It’s a new parody song she’s been working on — bringing together the absurdity of everyday life and American jazz music in a hilarious combination. The piece comments on the selfie outbreak among millennials in a spoof of the classic “It Had To Be You,” made famous by Frank Sinatra.
Throughout the 2013 Season, select speakers at Chautauqua Institution — specifically chaplains in residence — have cast technological innovation in a pessimistic light. But it is not the criticism of smartphones and video games that is problematic. Rather, it is the sheer lack of a response to this criticism which serves as a reminder: The Institution has historically offered very little programming on technology and culture.
Rabbi Debra Orenstein could boast of her impressive resume. She’s supported progressive movements such as LGBT rights and is an alumna of the first entering class at the Jewish Theological Seminary to include women. But when approaching Judaism in the 21st century, Orenstein wants to go back to the basics.
“In a sense, my lecture is very radical,” she said. “And in a sense, it could have been given 500 years ago.”
Orenstein, the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Israel in Emerson, N.J., will speak at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy about the promise and limits of tradition and the promise and limits of change. She sees it all starting with a return to the essential values of the Hebrew Bible.
A panel led by Braden Allenby, Wednesday’s 10:45 a.m. lecturer, will discuss “Implications of Emerging Military and Security Technologies for the Laws of War” at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy.
The council, made of 17 consuls from various fields, spent the past week meeting and discussing the impact of new technological developments on traditional laws of war. Representatives of the council will present the results of their weeklong discussion, including new questions, perspectives or conclusions that may have emerged.
Allenby and his co-chair, George Lucas of the United States Naval Postgraduate School, will be among the representatives to present the council’s summary. They plan to take questions and hope to begin a dialogue on the topic.