About the Talk
March 16, 2010 8:30 AM
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701-4121500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701-4121
Technology has always been packaged with promises of better democracy, media, education, minds, and bodies. An intellectual tradition, from Plato onward, questions whether technology can actually deliver on these promises. Working from--and questioning--this tradition, we will examine how material technology is inextricable from fantasies of an ideal world.