Smartphones, Surveillance, and Human Flourishing

July 17, 2023 - July 21, 2023
Jul 17–Jul 21, 2023; Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri., 8:30AM–11:30AM Vancouver Time
Offered by Regent College
$520 per credit hour and  $385 per audit hour, plus $20 per credit or audit hour for online access and a flat $35 registration fee.

Explore tools for building a theological framework for one of the most rapidly developing ethical challenges of our day: data collection and surveillance. Smartphones are everywhere, a valuable tool with thousands of uses in everyday life. But smartphones, along with many other daily-use devices, also perform regular surveillance. What happens to the data they handle? How is the global growth of everyday surveillance impacting human flourishing? What are its implications for values that concern us as Christians–things like freedom and fairness? And what role do we ourselves play in surveillance? Join us as we reflect on surveillance as a particular way of seeing and ask: “How might we relate this to how God sees? And how can that way of seeing shape our response to, and our engagement with, surveillance?”

Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1