Prof. David Mindell
Prof. Merritt Roe Smith
This course is a graduate reading seminar, in which historical and contemporary studies are used to explore the interaction of technology with social and political values. Emphasis is on how technological devices, structures, and systems influence the organization of society and the behavior of its members. Examples are drawn from the technologies of war, transportation, communication, production, and reproduction.
Mindell, David, and Merritt Smith. STS.462 Social and Political Implications of Technology, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/sts-462-social-and-political-implications-of-technology-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA