Self,Society,andTechnology

Self,Society,andTechnology EmbodimentandVirtuality CourseDescription ThissectionofIAH206isdividedintotwosections, “TechnologyandSocialJustice” and “EmbodimentandVirtuality.” Coursematerialsincludevideos, adocumentary,fiction(shortstories, anovel),socialscientificandphilosophicalreadings,andbriefarticlesdebatingcontemporarytechnologicalconflicts(alternativeenergies,biomedicine,bioagriculture,andsoon).Someofyourreadingswillbetheoreticalandchallenging;otherswillbetopicalandmoreaccessible.Ingeneralterms,thethemewewilladdress – inbothsections,althoughindifferentwaysineach – concernsthepersistentandoftenassumedgap(i.e.,separation)betweentherealmofscienceandtechnology,ontheonehand,andtheworldofbodilyexperience,ontheother.Whenconsideringquestionsofsocialjustice,thedisparitybecomesevidentintheviewthattechnologyismerelyaninstrument,ora “value-free” meanstoanend.Intriguingly,however,thedisparitysurfacesinresearchincognitivescienceandvirtualrealitytechnologiesalso.Here(toputitinaprovocativeway)weareaskedtoconsiderwhethervirtualreality – orexperienceinasimulatedorvirtualenvironment – isequallyasrealas(orevensuperiorto)ordinary,everyday “objective” reality. ORDER THIS ESSAY HERE NOW AND GET A DISCOUNT !!!