Technology in Society

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Over the past half-century, life in the modern world has become increasingly defined in relation to technology. While the latest gadgets and software offer many benefits, their impacts are far from being uncomplicated or wholly positive. Technology is changing business, politics, education, medical care, and social interaction—sometimes for the good, sometimes for the better, and sometimes in ways we have trouble defining.

Technology in Society will focus on questions about technological advances and their impacts on society. For example, we may consider issues such as the history of technological change, use of social media, applications of digital technology in health care, and access to technology in developing countries.


Tuesdays, January 26-March 22

12:00-2:00 pm

Copper Room, Goldring Student Centre

There will be no session on Tuesday, February 16, due to Reading Week.


Lunch will be provided at each session, including Halal, vegetarian, and vegan options. Most other dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.


Registration for Winter 2016 is now closed.

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