Course Description


MIT 2500B-001 (Winter 2019)   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.

Course Outline for MIT 2500B-001 (Winter 2019)
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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



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