Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178
The Legend of the Golem
Wed, April 2, 2008 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Prothro Auditorium in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
How can a Jewish legend about the creation of artificial beings help us to navigate the ethical and public policy challenges of our century of biotech, computers and mega- corporations? This most popular post-biblical Jewish legend has inspired novelists, poets, filmmakers, and scientists to consider whether the Golem can save us from destruction by contemporary Frankensteins, future 'Terminators' and ourselves.