Virtual Lunch & Learn Lecture - Zooming Toward Sustainability: Virtual Consumption Revisited

Join your fellow alumni for a Virtual Lunch & Learn Lecture with Professor Kenneth Pike on "Zooming Toward Sustainability: Virtual Consumption."

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Time: 12:00pm EDT (Find the time where you live)
Price to attend: Free!
Virtual via Zoom (You will receive the link when you register)

Talk Description

Shortly before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Pike co-authored a paper arguing that greater virtualization of resource-consuming activities could contribute to environmental sustainability efforts. The central philosophical contention of that paper was that it should be possible, through virtualization, to maintain or even improve human well-being while reducing resource consumption. During the pandemic, everyone was forced to put some of his theories to the test. How well did his reasoning hold up? Zoom in to find out!

Faculty Bio

A photo of Dr. Kenneth PikeDr. Kenneth R. Pike is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law in Florida Tech’s School of Arts and Communication, where he teaches constitutional law, philosophy of law, bioethics, and a variety of introductory and survey courses. He completed law school in 2009 and is admitted to legal practice in the state of Arizona; Arizona State University awarded his philosophy Ph.D. in 2019. He specializes in applied moral and political philosophy, with a particular focus on the intersection of law and technology. 

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