The past, the future, and the infinite universe!
If you took a person from the year 1800 to the present, he or she would be blown away by the knowledge and all the high-tech stuff we have. Internet, smartphones, airplanes, cars and dishwashers - you name it. That’s hardly a surprise. But perhaps it surprises you more that a person from 1950 would feel the same way?
Welcome to the exponential era. You are living in the fastest technological evolution in the history of humankind - and it is getting faster and faster. It is very likely that your daily life today will feel as out-dated and old fashíoned when looking back at it 10 years from now, as looking back at 1950 does for you now. It is likely that the world in 2040 is as advanced to you, as your current world is to someone from 1800.
Sure, this is theoretical and it feels like a fantasy; like science fiction, like something totally unrealistic. But it isn’t. Many of the world’s leading scientific experts in different areas are pretty sure that the near future will be way more advanced than you imagine.
This class will try to grasp this development. Why is it happening, why are we so sure that it is actually happening, and what will the consequences be for us? The class balances between the scientific, the political, and the philosophical when we touch on some of the ethical choices we will be forced to make in the coming years.
Teacher: Jens Horstmann
The Significance of Religion
What role does religion play in a postmodern society and what is the importance of religious communitites to minorities? We look at different religious traditions, texts, interpretations and significance in society and individually and visit churches of the minorities in the border lands.
This naturally leads to an involvement of the participants, knowledge and experiences from hometown and -countries. How important is religion and religious institutions generally and to minorities defining identity, culture and traditions?
Teacher: Maria Strøm
Piano – Mozart or hidden inner pianist?
All basic music theory can be explained and learned from the piano. It's chord and melodic options allows you to accompany all kinds of music at any point. This subject will develop your musicality whether you are trained or a beginner, to understand and master the piano at a level that is right for you.
Teacher: Rigmor Eybye