STS.441 Technology and Self: Technology and Conversation


Class Info

Explores the relationship between technology and conversation, with an emphasis on conversation in our digital age when so many say they would rather text than talk. Topics center on the psychology of online life, such as the way in which we both share and withhold information about the self. Discussion about the ways new kinds of online conversation are playing out in education, the workplace, and in families and what the changes in conversation mean for collaboration, innovation, and leadership. Readings include works in history, literature, anthropology, psychology, and linguistics. Open to undergraduates by permission of instructor. Limited to 15; no listeners.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.441 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Turkle.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays in E51-061.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, STS.441 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: STS.441 Spring 2016 site or on the STS.441 Stellar site.

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