STS.043/443 Science, Technology, and Self: Science, Technology, and Memoir

Fall 2020: Tuesdays 1-3pm
Undergraduate level: STS.043 (HASS-S)
Graduate level: STS.443
Prereq: None
2-0-7 units
Instructor: Professor Sherry Turkle
Enrollment limited to 15; no listeners

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.