Techno-Social Imaginaries and Conceptual Change

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Techno-Social Imaginaries

Spring 2022

Taught By: Dolunay Bulut

Section: A

CRN: 9552

Credits: 4

The acceleration of technology in the late 20th century has increased the pace of modern life, and changed the social and political fabric of modern societies. Techno-social innovations especially in the fields of communication and information systems invigorated human imagination to push the boundaries of social and cultural norms on a global scale. New forms of representation, resistance, solidarity and democracy are in the making, as well as new conceptions of authority, normalcy, and ideology. This course will examine how the social imaginary of modern societies has evolved in the last decades, under the undeniable impact of technology. We will conduct a conceptual-historical inquiry and discuss a number of fundamental concepts from the modern lexicon, such as consent, subjectivity, power and truth. Readings reflect a range of philosophical, sociological, and political perspectives, but all share a focus on underlying design principles of contemporary, technologically-intensive societies. Students will investigate how these new techno-social interactions influence the self-perception of modern individuals and societies, and interrogate a number of cases to examine how reality, or the ways it is uttered, mediates power, culture, and social identity.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:54am 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1108

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022