Friday, November 6, 2015

Forging Ahead in the Radical Middle

In higher ed, it’s easy to lament the downside of tech—texts replace talk, representation stands in for life. There are real pitfalls to an excessive reliance on technology, but our investigation of its benefits should not founder on them. But what if we at universities considered tech’s potential to expand and enrich human experience? Can new technologies help to overcome standardization, overspecialization and the relentless routine of industrial production? Can we, in the digital age, imagine an integrated, perpetually creative, self-driven life? And if we talked more about this, could skeptical faculty find a way into the conversation? Read the article...

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