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Lisa Welchman

Staying Human

With all of us living more and more intimately with our Internet-enabled devices, it’s sometimes hard to tell where they stop and we begin. Sometimes it seems that we strive to BE a device. We like to talk about ourselves in terms of technology: a good athlete is “a machine;” or, if we’re not done thinking about something, we might say: “I’m still processing.” Even our movies and literature give us tremendous super powers, as if, being human wasn’t already good enough. Lisa will talk about how special it is to be human in the information age; what unique and irreplaceable attributes human beings bring to the table and why we need to make sure we stay in touch with “us.”