Molvig to Present at Academy for Lifelong Learning


On Monday, March 2, The Academy for Lifelong Learning will have a presentation given by Ole Molvig, Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.  Molvig’s topic is titled “Exploring Emergent Technology as a Humanist: Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.”

Molvig earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of  Wisconsin in Physics, Astronomy and the History of Science.  He continued his graduate education at Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in History.  He served on the faculty at Yale for four years before joining the Vanderbilt History Department.

Molvig’s exploration delves into how science, technology and society have interacted in the past, now, in the present, and what possibilities will come in the future.  He is passionate about integrating the humanities into emergent technologies like artificial intelligence or virtual reality, as well as applying those technologies back to the humanities.

The Academy, as a part of the Sewanee Seminar Series, meets from noon to 1 p.m., in Lower Cravens,  439 Kentucky Ave., Sewanee.  There is ample parking in the lot adjacent to Cravens.

The cost for a single session is $3 and an annual membership is $20.  Coffee, water and homemade cookies are available.  Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch.  For questions, contact Anne Davis at (931) 924-4465.