Technology & Culture
Does technology make our lives easier? When we gain benefits from new innovations, is there always something lost? Should we draw a line on how far we want technology to go? This course will help answer these questions through an exploration of technological innovations that change the way we live both at home and at work. From the plow and the steam engine to the personal computer and the smartphone, technology always changes the people who use it in both expected and unexpected ways. In this course, well look at the technological impact of early machine innovations, industrial inventions, broadcast technologies, and digital communications.