Course Description

MIT 2500B-001 (Winter 2018)   The Meaning of Technology: Exploring the Relationship Between Technology & Society

Instructor: W. Steele

Course Description
Exploration of a number of technologies that lie behind and fuel the technocultural imagination. Introduces contemporary technologies from both a technical and cultural/historical point of view. Topics include:  technological systems, issues of technical visualization, representation and interactivity, natural vs. artificial languages, artificial intelligence, robotics, natural and virtual environments, technology as social imperative and cultural metaphor.

Prerequisites: At least 65% in each of MIT 1200F/G, 1500F/G and 1700F/G

2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course