Technology, Progress, and Choice

Why do we assume that technological change — especially in the realm of information technology — is inherently progressive? Who gets to decide what counts as “progress,” and why? Using The Circle’s dystopian tale of a privacy-free, technologically-saturated culture of surveillance as a starting point, Dr. Lucsko will explore the historical relationship between technological change and social, cultural, and individual progress.

Dr. David Lucsko is an associate professor and the chair of the History Department.

Conversation on Fake News

The Auburn Public Library is pleased to host a conversation on Fake News and Social Media in conjunction with the Auburn Common Book Program: One Book. One Auburn. Dr. Brigitta Brunner- Johnson, an Auburn University Journalism Professor, and David Hart, Vice-President of WBRL-TV in Columbus, Georgia, will discuss fake news. Bring your questions and join us for this lively discussion!

The United States of Secrets – 2017 Common Book Movie Series

Join the Auburn University Library and the Common Book Program for a screening of The United States of Secrets as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

The Imitation Game – 2017 Common Book Movie Series

Join the Auburn University Library and the Common Book Program for a screening of The Imitation Game as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

The Lives of Others – 2017 Common Book Movie Series

Join the Auburn University Library and the Common Book Program for a screening of The Lives of Others as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

Minority Report Screening – 2017 Common Book Movie Series

A man wearing a leather jacket stands in a running pose. A flag with the PreCrime insignia stands in the background. The image has a blue tint. Tom Cruise's name stands atop the poster, and the title, credits, and tagline "Everybody Runs June 21" are on the bottom.

Join the Auburn University Library and the Common Book Program for a screening of Minority Report as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

Sneakers Screening – 2017 Common Book Movie Series

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Join the Auburn University Library and the Common Book Program for a screening of Sneakers as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

The Conversation Screening – 2017 Common Book Movie Series

Join the Auburn University Library and the Common Book Program for a screening of The Conversation as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.