STS.008 Technology and Experience


Class Info

Introduces the "inner history" of technology: how it affects intimate aspects of human experience from sociological, psychological and anthropological perspectives. Topics vary, but may include how the internet transforms our experience of time, space, privacy, and social engagement; how entertainment media affects attention, creativity, aesthetics and emotion; how innovations in wearable and textile technologies reshape notions of history and identity; how pharmaceuticals reshape identity, mood, pain, and pleasure. Includes in-class discussion of readings, short written and multimedia assignments, final project. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.008 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by M-P. Boucher.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 37-212.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information at the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) < MIT site or on the STS.008 Stellar site.

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