|What is history of Technology (HOT)?
Discussion of final projects: follow the news
--each week: scan the Science Times section of the New York Times www.nytimes.com, Wall Street Journal, The London Economist, Science www.sciencemag.org, or Nature www.nature.com/nature or the BBC www.bbc.co.uk
|Why Study History of Technology?
Discuss goals of course, questions to pose Joy and film
a précis (4 sentences as per handout)* of
Joy's article; Find e-reserve site, print book review
instructions. Bring them to class Thursday.
Make sure your UW email forwards to the account you really use. It is the only way I have to reach students in case of class cancellation.
Each Thursday beginning 10/6, a one-sentence case for the technology story of the week most relevant to the week's assigned readings, from the list of journals and papers.
|10/4||The Nature of Technological Choice
how does technology change?
|--Lubar's 10 Questions (at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/slubar/handout.html)
--Joy, "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us" at http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy.html (Tues)
--Lerman, Oldenziel, and Mohun (hereafter LOM), "Introduction: Interrogating Boundaries" (Thurs)
--Berry Fear (all three essays) (Thurs)
|Tues: Discuss Lubar 's Q's & continue definition of
Thurs: discuss Berry
|précis of Joy
be prepared to discuss the "Instroduction" to LOM in class
précis of Berry book (your synthesis of all 3 essays in one précis)
|10/11||Why does technology exist?||--Continue discussion of ideas from Berry, Joy, and Lerman.
--"The Day After Trinity" film in class (if you miss the film, you must rent it or watch it in the library on your own or take a zero for the assignment) (date TBA)
Kranzberg's "Laws" (R);
Thursday (tentative) view "Day After Trinity" film
|read Kranzberg's "Laws," then find an original example
the news) to illustrate one of his "laws" for class discussion (Tues)
|10/18||Introduction to Gender and Technology||--McGaw, "Why Feminine Technologies Matter" (13-36 in LOM)
--Book Reviews Thursday (with some Tuesday, if you're ready)
Present critical book reviews
|précis of McGaw (Tues)
1st Critical Book Review (5 pp.) Thurs
(no news summary this week)
|Laundry||--Mohun (153-176 in LOM)
---Parr (329-358 in LOM)
|discuss readings||précis of Mohun (Tues)
précis of Parr (Thurs)
||--Light (295-328 in LOM)
--Edwards (177-206 in LOM)
|discuss readings||précis of Light (Tues)
précis of Edwards (Thurs)
|11/8||Book Reviews 2
||(Veterans Day no class
Book Reviews Thursday
|present critical book reviews||2d Critical
Book Review (5 pp.) Thurs
(no sews summary this week)
||--Cooper (207-237 in LOM)
--Horowitz (267-294 in LOM)
|discuss readings||précis of Cooper (Tues)
précis of Horowitz (Thurs)
||--Oldenziel (37-71 in LOM)
NO CLASS THURSDAY 10/25 (Thanksgiving)
|discuss readings||précis of Oldenziel (Tues)|
|11//29||Electricity and Gas
||--Goldstein (359-391 in LOM)
--Kline (392-424 in LOM)
|discuss readings||précis of Goldstein (Tues)
précis of Kline (Thurs)
||Wrap up: Directions for Future Research &
Present summaries of take-home essays to class
|--Lerman, Oldenziel, and Mohun, "The Shoulders We Stand On"
(425-450 in LOM)
news story of your choice from Wall Street Journal, New York Times, London Economist, Science, Nature, or the BBC that best illustrates one of the course themes.
|3 minute presentation||précis of Lerman, Oldenziel,
and Mohun (Tues)
Analysis of news story due Thursday 12/9/04 (hard copy only)
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