April 27, 2017

“When Elephants Fight” Screening at UAT

When Elephants Fight Screening Hosted at University of Advancing Technology

Thanks to Sustainability, Energy and Green Technologies Professor Jill Brumand, UAT will host two screenings on conflict minerals called When Elephants Fight on Tuesday, February 14, at 9:30 a.m,. and 1:30 p.m., in the UAT Theater as part of the Environmental Perspectives class.

This special engagement is open to everyone at the University and interested members of the community. Professor Brumand encourages staff, faculty, and students to attend.

“When Elephants Fight provides insight into the human element of conflict minerals and the impact of technologies we use everyday on the environment. As present and future technologists, we work to build and grow society’s capabilities, but it’s also important to understand that each decision and resource we use has implications along some part of the process. Through this screening and follow-up discussion with the campaign manager of the film, we hope to facilitate an open dialogue on where science meets ethics and society in the technology space,” said Professor Brumand.

There will be a discussion with the documentary maker on Thursday, February 16, as well to address questions, comments and concerns about this worldwide problem.

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The topic of conflict minerals relates to a project that a UAT Game Studios development team worked on in 2016, pitched by Socent Studios called The Deadliest War: A World Game for Peace. The mission of this game is to create interactive art to tell the story, empower the gaming community, and solve real world problems.

As technophiles working at an elite technology college, it’s important to learn about the brutal cost others pay for the minerals used to make devices we all use daily.

Learn more about The Deadliest War: A World Game for Peace.

 

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