INFO 5910

INFO 5910

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

The goal of this course is to help students deepen their theoretical and historical perspective on social change and the relationship between social change and technology. We will read a range of revolutionary thinkers including, but not limited to, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Antonio Gramsci, Stuart Hall, Mahatma Gandhi, E.F. Schumacher and Frantz Fanon. We will study their theories of revolution and the underlying tensions within the division of labor in society, and discuss the role that technology can play in forming and reforming these social relations. We will use this as a lens to reflect both upon existing technology and the underlying relations that create and sustain it, as well as to envision new technological possibilities supported by (and supporting) alternative forms of human organization. Coursework will consist of significant reading, regular reading reflections, design exercises and a final course project.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: students at Cornell Tech.

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12552INFO 5910  LEC 030

  • Taught in NYC. Enrollment limited to Cornell Tech students. *Weill students must obtain instructor approval to enroll. Please send completed registration forms and instructor approval to studentservices@tech.cornell.edu. Add/drop dates: January 16th at 8 a.m. to February 7th at 4 p.m. Students will only be registered if space allows.