STS.443 Technology and Self: Science, Technology, and Memoir


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Focuses on the memoir as a window onto the relationship of the scientist, engineer, and technologist to his or her work. Studies the subjective side of technology and the social and psychological dimensions of technological change. Students write about specific objects and their role in their lives - memoir fragments. Readings concern child development theory and the role of technology in development. Explores the connection between material culture, identity, cognitive and emotional development. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 15; no listeners.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.443 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by S. Turkle.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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