FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAUDERDALE, FL (October 10, 2013)
-- Broward College’s A.
Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, will present a series
of lectures titled “Hacking Bad, Breaking Boundaries,” which will focus on social
responsibility and how moves in cultural powers and scientific advances affect
our views of the human condition. The series was adapted from the hit AMC
television show “Breaking Bad,” a show about a high school chemistry teacher
who breaks ethical barriers to pay for his medical bills and provide for his
family after learning he has a terminal illness. The lectures are free and open
to the public.
Hacking Society: Breaking Barriers “Surveillance, Privacy and Security”
Tuesday, October 15, from 2 to 3:30
Building 17, Room 425
“Surveillance, Privacy and Security”
will examine the political implications of the use of surveillance in a
democratic society, touching on how the end results of hacking society may arm
political rivals and threaten individual privacy, civil liberties and our
freedom to have personal space to be ourselves.
Hacking the Mind: “The Social and Ethical Implications of Brain-Machine Interface Technology”
Friday, October 25, from 8 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
Bailey Concert Hall
A group of scholars will
present and discuss the social, ethical and other implications of brain machine
interface (BMI) technology. Its main objective is to raise interest in and
awareness about a technology that has the potential to change human nature and
human social structure in the coming years.
Hacking Bad: Breaking
Barriers “The Art of Human Hacking”
Tuesday, November 12, from
11 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.
Building 17, Room 425
“The Art of Human Hacking” will
examine religious and philosophical challenges related to the concepts of
matter and mind. The lecture will address how artists have sought
to creatively break through social barriers by presenting engaging scenarios of
what it means to be human. It will also touch upon new forms of breaking social
barriers by way of self-expression through digital artistry and social media.
For more information, contact 954-201-6630.
About Broward College:
Broward College is ranked as one of the top ten community colleges in the
nation by the Aspen Institute. Serving more than 68,000 students annually,
Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year
university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees
in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality
educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a
diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu