Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept

Panelists: Leo Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Bass, University of British Columbia
Mark Jarzombek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adnan Morshed, Catholic University
Rosalind Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Leo Marx, author of the classic work, The Machine in the Garden, will discuss his recent essay, “Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept” with several panelists—experts on the history of technology and our built environment—to draw out critical questions of importance to this centennial conference’s focus on technology. How and why has technology, a concept with origins in the mechanic arts, acquired a “phantom objectivity” as an all-purpose agent of change? And why has this distracted our attention from the human relations—both socio-economic and political—that influence who uses technologies and for what purposes?”


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