Power + Knowledge
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: DO NOT USE
Course Number: LHIS 2023
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Liberal Arts
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
This course will examine the relationship between science, technology, and society through a historical lens. Our main focus will be to expose how ideas of nature, culture, and the human have changed over time; and to interrogate the implications of these epistemological shifts.This historical inquiry will develop a critical approach to understanding complex socio-technological systems in the present. Exploring topics such as eugenics, bio-technology, and computing we will interrogate how historical study helps us politically and ethically engage with the most pressing contemporary questions concerning how we use, and imagine, our technical future. The course will pay particular attention to the historical construction of race, gender, sexuality, and to the transformations between human beings and machines.
Open to Undergraduate students.