Academic Society on Visions of Ecozoic Era

We are one of the countless number of species that exist on our planet. However, we have forgotten our position in the universe as one of the many lifeforms that flourish one small planet in the infinite universe. Our audacity and ignorance has placed Earth in danger, and we have forgotten our precious dream that is the co-existence of all lifeforms.
This leads to the question, what kind of existence should we lead?
That is the answer we are searching for.

The Academic Society on Visions of Ecozoic Era aims to place into perspective the origin of humanity and context of human existence, and to realize the Ecozoic Era in which the all lifeforms on Earth co-exist on the planet in harmony. It seeks alternatives for future society models and principles through integral approaches to science and humanities. Consisted of scholars of humanities, sociology and other various fields, it holds monthly book seminars and special lectures by experts from related fields.

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[Special Lecture Series of Academic Society on Visions of Ecozoic Era 2018] by Sung-wook Hong (June 4th)
  • 2018-12-04
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A special lecture by Professor Sung-wook Hong of Seoul National University was held with Bruno Latour’s “Pandora's Hope (2011): Essays on the Reality of Science Studies” at Tray Seoul on June 4th. Professor Hong organized its domestic publication and translated it. In this book a philosopher and anthropologist Latour shows his thoughts on science and technology studies and science after his struggle with the science war attack. The lecture with about thirty attendees was a great opportunity to hear a hopeful message how we can overcome techno-science’s uncertainty with practice and solidarity.

Bruno Latour, a scholar who has participated in numerous studies such as philosophy, history, sociology, science, anthropology and environment, suggests directions of our lives facing the science and technology era. Professor Hong believes that a deeper understanding of science and technology is necessary to understand human beings and society. In recent years, he has been studying science and religion, post-humanism, and ethical issues of artificial intelligence.