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Professor Turkle offers the following undergraduate/ graduate seminar in the FALL semester:

Technology and Self
Science, Technology and Memoir


STS.043
STS.443

Focuses on memoir as a window onto the relationship of the scientist, engineer, and technologist to his or her work.  Studies the subjective side of technology and the social and psychological dimension of technological change. Students write about specific objects and their role in their lives -- memoir fragments.  Readings concern child development theory and the role of technology in development. Explores the connection between material culture, identity, cognitive and emotional development.



Professor Turkle offers the following undergraduate/ graduate seminar in the SPRING semester:

Technology and Self
Things and Thinking

STS.044
STS.444 

Explores the emotional and intellectual impact of objects. The growing literature on cognition and "things" cuts across anthropology, history, social theory, literature, sociology, and psychology and is of great relevance to science students. Examines the range of theories -- from Mary Douglas in anthropology to D.W. Winnicott in psychoanalytic thinking -- that underlie "thing" or "object" analysis.


 
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