Next Films in Person Installment Features "Surviving Progress"
Background: The Fine Arts Library hosts the second installment of its faculty-curated film series featuring a documentary that considers the impacts of technological advancement on global society.
Are technological advancement, economic development, and population increase signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Based on Ronald Wright’s best-selling book A Short History of Progress, the film Surviving Progress explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major “progress traps” facing civilization.
Professor Robert Jensen (Journalism) will introduce the film and field questions from the audience following the film.
Dr. Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. Much of his research is focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men’s violence. He also addresses questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism. He writes for popular media across the country on foreign policy, politics, and race. He works with the Third Coast Activist Resource Center.
A reception with refreshments will precede the screening at 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
The film series highlights the expansive audio-visual collection at the Fine Arts Library — including its new online streaming service, now available for teaching — which faculty like Dr. Jensen use in their classes.