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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • MAS.963 (Spring 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Techno-identity: Who we are and how we perceive ourselves and others 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Media Arts and Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Judith Donath

  • Course Introduction:

  • MAS.963 Techno-identity: Who we are and how we perceive ourselves and others

    Spring 2002

    Course Highlights

    This course challenges students to re-think the nature of identity and perception in relation to new technology.  The projects section contains a thorough set of examples of the work of this class, and the readings section lists resources for more in-depth study.

    Course Description

    The nature of human identity - how we think of ourselves, how we perceive others - is a mutable concept, changing with the rise and fall of religious beliefs, social mores, philosophical theories. Today, we live in a world in which science and technology are among the most powerful forces reshaping our culture - and thus our definitions and perceptions of identity. In this seminar, we will examine the impact of science and technology on identity.

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