Annual Gerhold Lecture in the Humanities Features Lanier Tonight in Mees

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News-Capital-Arts-Culture-Fall-2012-Columbus-Lanier-252Capital University presents the Annual Gerhold Lecture in the Humanities featuring Jaron Lanier, scientist, artist, musician and author of You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, at 7:30 pm in Mees Hall.

A technology visionary and virtual reality pioneer, Lanier penned a provocative lament of what technology has become under the influence of today’s crowd-minded, Wikipedia-, Facebook- and Twitter-dominated culture, and a call for more humanity in an increasingly technology-reliant society. The event is free and open to the public.

Edward L. and Mary Catherine Gerhold established the Mary Catherine Gerhold Annual Lecture in the Humanities at Capital University to promote peace and human understanding through higher education. Funds from the endowment also support symposia, conferences, study projects and other scholarly activities in Mrs. Gerhold’s honor. The couple also established an endowed chair in the humanities at Capital. They were longtime Bexley residents, and Edward Gerhold was a lifelong Lutheran. The Gerholds were awarded honorary alumni status in 1996.


Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.   

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