This seminar examines technology and science through techniques and perspectives drawn from social and cultural studies. Drawing on a range of methodologies and perspectives in social and cultural studies, the seminar explores the nature of scientific and technological activity by looking at the interaction and conflict, between the abstractions associated with science and technology and its practice. After considering major perspectives offered by philosophy, sociology, and history, the seminar will focus on specific topics or problems at the center of a social approaches to science and technology. Bioengineering, medicine, warfare, digital technology, race and gender, environment, and space exploration will be among the topics addressed through a broad range of writing. Wherever possible, the seminar will give special attention to Georgia Tech as a particular site for the ongoing constitution of practices within science and technology.
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Prof. Kenneth Knoespel
McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Literature,
Communication and Culture,
221 Bobby Dodd Way,
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0165