Lecture: Liquid Selves: Buddhism, Desire and the Reality of Virtual Worlds

Oct 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Lecture: Liquid Selves: Buddhism, Desire and the Reality of Virtual Worlds photo

In conjunction with the exhibition, Persona: A Body in Parts, Gregory Grieve discusses how religious practice is being reshaped through virtual communities. Grieve's research project Liquid Zen analyzes Buddhist practice to reveal the shifting role the body plays in our constantly changing, mediated, hurried and uncertain culture. A reception follows the lecture.

Gregory Grieve, Ph.D, is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director, Merge: A Network for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Scholarship at UNCG and is currently working on a book titled Liquid Zen: Buddhism, Desire, and the Reality of Virtual Worlds.  

 

Persona: A Body in Parts and related public programs are made possible through the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and Jaguar Land Rover of Greensboro, a Flow Automotive Company. Special thanks to Heather Flow and to Carol Cole and Seymour Levin.

 

 

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