The University as Technology

15 Feb 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

190 Doe Library

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Chad Wellmon
Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Virginia

In this talk, I consider the university––its past, present, and possible futures––as a technology in a historical lineage extending from the invention of writing and the codex to the printing press, the modern scientific lab, and digital search engines. How might such an expanded history of the university and technology more broadly help us better understand the future of knowledge in a digital age? I will give particular attention to concepts such as epistemic authority, virtue, and ideals and the ways in which universities and related technologies have helped legitimate them and, thus, knowledge itself. This event is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS).

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  Berkeley Institute for Data Sciences • CSTMS

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