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Constitution Day Presentation

September 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the presentation on The Constitution and the Limits of 3-D Printers!
As technology advances, our ability to “speak” grows as well. No longer is communication limited to the alphabet and punctuation. We’ve far surpassed fonts, colors and even emoticons. The typewriter is now resigned to cultural space in old black and white movies, and has given way to word processors, laser printers and photocopiers. Now we can print objects with both utility and expressive meaning on 3-D printers. Now, 3-D printers usher in an age when not just words can be shared, but 3-D objects that hold promise (printing medical devices or objects to be used on a space shuttle) and peril (objects that can destroy human life in the hands of those intending harm).
How does the Constitution at once protect private liberty and public safety? Are there limits on what can be shared on publicly available websites, and printed on shared public 3-D computers?
These questions will be discussed in a presentation by Adjunct Prof. Richard A. Levine (Constitutional Law), joined by select members of the Mines community, who will field questions and issues raised by the audience. Come learn about the history of the 2nd Amendment; how it has been defined by the U.S. Supreme Court; and how it co-exists alongside 1st Amendment rights and vital government/public interests such as safe schools and public safety.


September 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ben H. Parker Student Center
1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States


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Ballroom D & E