“Understanding Technology and Its Effects on Human Beings:
 Computation, Human Thought, and Physiology,” is an Interactive Workshop with Gopi Krishna Vijaya, PhD, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School.

 Topics covered include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Conceptual System;
  • Machine Learning and the Internet of Things;
  • AI as a Religious System: Prophets, Evangelist, and Naysayers;
  • Boolean Algebra and Creative Thought;
  • Physiological Effects of Electrical, Magnetic, and Radioactive Fields;
  • The Effects of Flicker Phenomena on the Senses;
  • Semiconductors, Lasers, Optic Fibers, Silicon, and Rare Earth Substances Used in Technology;
  • Enhancement and Diminishing Effects of Computation on the Human Being.

Click here for a full, downloadable schedule.

Sponsored By:

Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research

Workshop Hours

Provisional hours are 3 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, July 14; and 9 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday, July 15. This includes breaks for meals and refreshments.

A more detailed schedule will be sent to all participants prior to the event.


A mix of presentations, Q and A, conversations, and artistic exercises.

Our Main Speaker

Gopi Krishna Vijaya is from Bangalore, India. He has completed his undergraduate physics training from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), and his PhD in Physics (Solar Energy) from the University of Houston (USA) in 2014. He is currently engaged in the study of the Reciprocal System of Physics – a way to inculcate Goethean thought into modern physics – in Salt Lake City, UT.

Required Advance Register by July 10.

Simply send a RSVP to Gary Lamb with your email address, phone number, and zip code or call 518-672-4465, ext. 223.


Sliding scale—$35 to $75. Cash or check payable to Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research.

(Does not include meals and refreshments.)

We anticipate an average of $55 per person will cover the costs of this event and support initial preparations for the next event in the Ethical Technology Series.

Meals and Refreshments

Takeout / buffet meals are available on campus at the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store. Biodynamic, organic, and natural ingredients and products are used, including many from our farm. There is inside café seating and outside picnic tables available.

Local Lodgings

If you need suggestions of where to stay, contact Gary Lamb at 518-672-4465, ext. 223 with your lodging preferences and dates. This is a very popular area in the summer time. Making arrangements as early as possible it strongly advised.

Can’t Attend the Whole Event?

The 7-9 pm Saturday evening presentation by Gopi Vijaya will be open to the public. Admission is $5-$15. Topic to be announced.


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Date(s) - 07/14/2018 - 07/15/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School