Note: No formal calendar was created for STS.092, which met weekly for two hours in a seminar/discussion format as described in the syllabus document.
STS.069 Technology in a Dangerous World
|CLASS #||TOPICS / ACTIVITY||READINGS||ASSIGNMENTS|
|1||Introduction to Class||
Gras, Alain. “Big is Beautiful.”
The Role of MIT in a Dangerous World. (Continued).
Castells, Manuel. “Prologue.” In The Network Society.
Castells, Manuel. “The Rise of the Fourth World.” In The Network Society.
Risk, Safety, and Accidents.
Questions to be discussed
Videotape of MIT Teach-in.
Homework due: Two Assignments.
|3||CBS Documentary on World Trade Center Attack of 9/11/01|
|4||Discussion of Documentary||
Questions on Reading: “Missile Accuracy” MacKenzie.
Questions on Reading: “MIT as System-Builder: Sage.” Hughes. (One Day After Class #4).
Homework #1 due.
|5||The Role of MIT in a Dangerous World||General Information.||Homework #2 due.|
|6||Guest: Claude Canizares||Homework #3 due.|
Guest: Wade Roush, HSSST Alumnus, Now with Technology Review.
Roush, Wade. “Catastrophe and Control.”
Perrow, Charles. “Normal Accidents.”
Galison, Peter. “An Accident of History.”
|8||Risk, Safety, and Accidents||Project proposal for single-authored report due. (Homework #4)|
|9||Guest: Jamie Lewis Keith||Speech by President Charles M. Vest, MIT.|
|10||Risk, Safety, and Accidents (Continued)|
|11||Environmental Risks||Assignment: Environmental Risks.|
|12||Tour of the MIT Museum||Current Events.||Homework #5.|
Discussion of MIT Museum Tour
Discussion of Castells Reading
Homework #5 due.
Turn in first draft of single-authored report. (Homework #4).
Further Discussion of Castells
Handouts will be provided in Class #13
|Castells. “The Global Criminal Economy.”||
“Artificial Hearts,” by Shelley McKellar
Guest: Thomas P. Hughes
Guest: Ted Postol
|Technology and Identity.|
|17||Technology and Identity||Technological Imagination.|
|18||Technological Imagination||Technology and Identity.|
|19||Trust in a Dangerous World||Long Paper due. (Refer Homework #3)|
Guest: David Marks
Castells. “The Global Criminal Economy.”
David Mark’s Slide Presentation.
|21||Final Review (PDF)||
Single-authored report due.
Trust in a Dangerous World.
|22||Recommendations for MIT||Williams, Rosalind. Retooling: A Historian Confronts Technological Change. Chap. 1.|