Synergy story blogs

Plan to participate in the Title V 2007 Synergy Series ---   iTech! -  Create.. Explore.. Live, -  An interdisciplinary inquiry into how technology affects our lives.  This year the library will host discussions of the short story “The Machine Stops,” written by E.M. Forster in 1908.  The story foretells a world ruled by a machine.  The Synergy Series runs February 19 - March 2.

To participate: 

1. Read the story online. Copies of the story are also on Reserve in the Library. 

             http://brighton.ncsa.uiuc.edu/prajlich/forster.html 

             http://www.plexus.org/forster/index.html

            The article can also be downloaded to your MS Reader.

2. Join an online discussion at Synergy Story Blog  http://www.synergystory.blogspot.com

3. Join a face-to-face discussion:

    Tuesday, February 27, 10:45-11:45 – Student discussion – Fine Arts Lobby

     Wednesday, February 28, 9:45 a.m. – Student discussion – Fine Arts Lobby

     Wednesday, February 28, noon – Faculty discussion – Private Dining Room


4. Visit the Library’s Exhibits – “As the World Turns:  Technology Through Time”

      2nd floor Academic Building – outside 200

      1st floor Library Building – in the front lobby  


Here is a preview of other Synergy events:


CSI Investigation:  The biology department will be helping students use DNA clues to conduct their own criminal investigation!
 
"Exonerated":  The drama department will present "Exonerated," a play about people on death row who were exhonerated by DNA testing. 

Tech-Art:  Current Works by NHC Electronic Music and Graphic Design Students
 

College-wide Essay Contest
 

Robotic Dance Performance


Reverse Out Day  -- Students teach Professors about technology
 

Internet and Emerging Threats: Practical Stepes for Protecting Yourself in Cyberspace – Speaker Mark Melonson