STS 4240

STS 4240

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The social impact of technologies is typically thought about fairly late, if ever, in the design process. Indeed, it can be difficult at design time to predict what effects technologies will have. Nevertheless, design decisions can inadvertently "lock in" particular values early on. In this course, we will draw on science & technology studies, technology design, and the arts to analyze the values embodied in technology design and to design technologies to promote positive social impact. What social and cultural values do technology designs consciously or unconsciously promote? To what degree can social impact be "built into" a technology? How can we take social and cultural values into account in design?

When Offered Fall, Summer.

Distribution Category (SSC-AS) (SBA-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments Technical background is not needed for this course.

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 4240INFO 5240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5230 STS 4240   LEC 001

    • TR Klarman Hall KG70
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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  •  5548 STS 4240   DIS 201

    • F Hollister Hall 362
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5549 STS 4240   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5550 STS 4240   DIS 203

    • F Hollister Hall 362
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5551 STS 4240   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5552 STS 4240   DIS 205

    • F Upson Hall 102
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5553 STS 4240   DIS 206

    • F Upson Hall 202
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5554 STS 4240   DIS 207

    • F Hollister Hall 368
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5555 STS 4240   DIS 208

    • F Upson Hall 102
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9203 STS 4240   DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9204 STS 4240   DIS 210

    • F Statler Hall 441
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person