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NYU Paris: What is Technology?

Gallatin Study Away Course
IDSEM-UG 9353, 4 credits
Typically Offered: Spring Only
Level: Undergraduate
Gallatin requirement: SOC

Social transformation and technology cannot be theorized in isolation. The technological, mediological, and digital worlds constitute a part of a shared material culture with profound implications for human experience. In this course, attempt to develop a critical heuristic which maps the topoi of the socio-eco-techno system. Drawing on mediology, ethics, and the French school of the anthropology of techniques, we explore such topoi as a form of “deep” historical sediment and also to understand how our values are negotiated and transformed via our on-going rapport with the technological. Conducted in English.

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