For Immediate Release
24 November 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Talk on Technology, Media and Imagination at Tunxis


Tunxis Community College invites the public to “Technology, Media and the Fate of the Imagination,” a free talk by F. Scott Scribner, Ph.D., on December 2 at 7 p.m. in Room 201. Pizza and beverages will be served.

What happens to the imagination in an era of ever-accelerating technological media? Scribner will share his beliefs on how the power to produce images appears to be no longer exclusively within us but outside of us, as we become less creative producers of our own images than mere consumers of them. He’ll also share his views concerning where human beings locate themselves within this shift to an externalized imagination, and discuss our relationships to media innovations and trends.

F. Scott Scribner, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at the University of Hartford, is a specialist in 19th and 20th-century European philosophy who applies 19th century German idealism to thinking about the impact of media upon our lives. He is the author of “Matters of Spirit: J.G. Fichte and the Technological Imagination” (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010). Scribner received his doctorate from SUNY-Binghamton and has studied extensively in France and Germany.

For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, call 860.773.1603 or email

The event is one of a series at Tunxis Community College celebrating 40 years of education in the Farmington Valley and beyond. The College first opened for classes in October 1970 and currently offers almost 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.Visit Tunxis at Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in