Knowledge, Technology, and Social Systems

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Technologies, scientific transformations, and new areas of knowledge are continuously, and rapidly, being in- troduced. These developments are transforming social systems around the world. We have seen networked computers rapidly converging with telephones and TV into globally pervasive digital communications systems. These systems—and the emerging New Media they create—are increasingly impacting what and how we communicate with each other, as well as how we write history and interact among ourselves. The opportunities and threats these and other systems pose to personal and global quality of life, end even to human survival, are very real and relatively little understood. This seminar will consider these aspects, as well as alternative social systems that may lead to a better future for humankind. This seminar was formerly called Computers, Man, and Society.

Professor Jerry Spivack

Professor Takeshi Utsumi

Nitasha Nair

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.




7:00 PM