'Moments of Change' initiative announces latest panel discussion

February 10, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- As part of the "Moments of Change" initiative, a yearly series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, symposia and other events that will focus on a specific time period marked by great change, a panel discussion on "Fearful Observations: Questioning the Fin de Siècle Foundations of the Surveillance State." It will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19,  in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.

Participants are Tobias Brinkmann (Department of History and Religious Studies, Penn State), Hasan Elahi (School of Art & Design, San José State University), Hugh Gusterson (Department of Sociology & Anthropology, George Mason University, Washington D.C.). The panel discussion will be moderated by Erich Schienke (Postdoctoral Fellow Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State).

This symposium is made possible through a partnership between the Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Science, Technology and Society program.  It is part of "Moments of Change," an Institute for the Arts and Humanities multifaceted and ongoing initiative focused in 2008-09 on the turn of the 20th century (1889-1914).  Additional co-sponsorship support for "Fearful Observations" is provided by the John M. Anderson Endowment in the Penn State School of Visual Arts.

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