TPFH Part 5 | 30 March – 19 April: Living after the Future – Visions, Narratives and Transformation
Doreen Stabinsky, Climate change leadership on the road to paris and beyond
Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, A New Politics for a New Century
Course Goal from Syllabus for Part 5
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- analyse different views on the role of technology in society, the relationship between technology and sustainable development, and how individual human beings influence and are influenced by different technologies;
- apply conceptual, analytical and ethical tools to understand the role of technology in individual as well as collective meaning making processes;
- critically review different technologies, the use and development of technology and its consequences from a power perspective, and methods for risk assessment and evaluation of these consequences.
The online seminar for part 5 takes place on April 17th (or a date the same week that you agree upon within your group). Detailed seminar instructions will be posted the week before the seminar.
In course books
Nye, Technology Matters (course book): Not Just One Future
Edgerton, Shock of the Old (course book): Invention
Hulme, Can Science Fix Climate Change? (course book), chapter 5.