Technology Studies

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College campuses are constantly changing, but students only see a brief window of this change. A building might be the centerpiece of an institution, but a few years after it has been razed, it resides largely in the minds of alumni and in the College’s archives. Eric Mistry ’14...
Grinnellians bring their interests into the classroom, using assignments to study the things they are most interested in. But when they can’t otherwise fit a topic into their curriculum, they turn to guided reading (200-level) and independent study (300-level) coursework to...
“How do technologies help or hinder the expression of human values such as accountability, fairness, privacy, and democracy?” Janet Davis, computer science, asks students in her Value Sensitive Design course. Students in the course study value-sensitive-design theory and methods...
  Artist, researcher, and writer Sara Hendren opens the Center for the Humanities’ ongoing series “Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Rosenfield Center Room 101. The series explores how different technologies have transformed the...

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Technology studies explore what makes tech tick! You examine technology’s role in society via courses in humanities, science, and social studies, plus technology-specific classes on topics such as digital media, biotechnology, or geographic information systems.  You will also do...