STS 4240

STS 4240

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 Spring, Summer.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, SSC-AS)

Comments Technical background is not needed for this course.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 4240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16915STS 4240  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17255STS 4240  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 17256STS 4240  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 17257STS 4240  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17258STS 4240  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17259STS 4240  DIS 205

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17260STS 4240  DIS 206

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17261STS 4240  DIS 207

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17262STS 4240  DIS 208

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17263STS 4240  DIS 209

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17264STS 4240  DIS 210

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

      Sengers, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online