Links to Writing Essays
In order to think critically about how new material tools may transform the possibilities of human experience, we'll talk about how new technologies have been used and abused in the past. Using novels, essays, and films, we'll talk about how the relationship between technology and people has been imagined and analyzed. We'll pay special attention to the way these changes affect our concept of what it means to be human, and to be gendered. .. ..This is a writing course, first and foremost. This means that the success of this class, both in class and out, will depend primarily on your work as reader and writer. I have selected materials that I hope will stimulate your thinking. As we move through this class, you should continually return to this question: what do I think about this?