Media, Information and Technoculture 2500A/B – The Meaning of Technology: Exploring the Relationship Between Technology & Society

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. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): At least 65% in each of MIT 1200F/G, 1500F/G and 1700F/G. Corequisite(s): Pre-or Corequisite(s): Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course. back to top

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