Sophrosyne's Saturday Salon: Religion, Spirituality and the Avatar - 15 March
On Saturday, March 15, from 1-3pm (Second Life time) at the Central Nexus in Extropia Core, the Salon Spotlight Guest will be Soren Ferlinghetti (Robert M Geraci). Robert M. Geraci is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College in New York City. He studies the interactions of religion, science and technology with particular emphasis upon robotics, artificial intelligence and (more recently) online gaming. he has conducted fieldwork at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and in Second Life through discussions and interviews. In addition to publishing a number of essays on religion and robotics, he has just finished a book on the subject (tentatively titled Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality) and is planning a new book about religion and online games. More information is available on the Finding Sophrosyne blog.