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OMalley, John SP09 Catalyst.flv
Please view this lively and interesting discussion/conversation starting with British scientist and novelist C.P. Snow and his 1959 influential lecture titled “The Two Cultures.”  The Two Cultures thesis was that the breakdown of communication between the "two cultures" of modern society — the sciences and the humanities — was a major hindrance to solving the world's problems.  Dr. O’Malley will explore how the dichotomy presented by Snow is discussed to this day and expresses itself in observations of the world behind the computer screen, a boundary point for two new cultures. For our purposes, we will try to discern some peculiarities in cyberspace versus RL (real life) cultures and actions; present some challenges to the on-line community; and see if traditional ethics still remains salient in today’s world.