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University Theme: Technology in our Lives

Anthology Table of Contents

  • Computer Says: Um, er..., Brian Christian, Introduction by Richard Orwig
  • Moxon's Master, Ambrose Bierce, Introduction by Mikaela Klimovitz
  • In Defense of Distraction, Sam Anderson, Introduction by Victoria Warren
  • Technological Prudence: What the Amish can teach us, Kevin D. Miller, Introduction by Kate Hastings
  • What the Luddites Really Fought Against, Richard Conniff, Introduction by Ed Slavishak
  • Technological Revolutions and the Gutenberg Myth (from Internet Dreams: Archetypes, myths, and metophors), S.D. Noam Cook, Introduction by Marcos Krieger
  • Breaking Down the Walls of Sound, David Talbot, Introduction by Pat Long
  • How We Get Our Daily Bread, or the History of Domestic Technology Revealed, Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Introduction by Karol Weaver
  • Bioethics: The beginning and end of life, Lori Andrews, Introduction by Lauren Beck
  • The You Loop (from The Filter Bubble: What the internet is hiding from you), Eli Pariser, Introduction by Jennifer Asmuth
  • You For Sale: Mapping, and sharing, the consumer genome, Natasha Singer, Introduction by James J. Pomykalski
  • Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students, Trip Gabriel, Introduction by Phil Winger
  • Ai Weiwei and the Art of Protest, Danielle Allen, Introduction by Ashley Busby
  • The Role of Digital Media, Philip N. Howard & Muzammil M. Hussain, Introduction by Baris Kesgin
  • 36 Ways to Learn a Video Game (from What Video Games Have to Teach us about Learning and Literacy), James Paul Gee, Introduction by Valerie Allison-Roan
  • Games for Science, Staff Writers, Introduction by Michael Nailor
  • Rethinking Education in a Technological World (from Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The digital revolution and schooling in America), Allan Collin & Richard Halverson, Introduction by David Kaszuba
  • Susquehanna University Learning Goals, SU Faculty, Staff, and Students, Introduction by Carl O. Moses

"The Most Human Human" by Brian Christian

Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker magazine favorite book of 2011. In keeping with this year's university theme, "Technology in our Lives," he will address how computers are reshaping society's ideas of what it means to be human.

Christian's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and Best New Poets, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science.

He has been featured on The Charlie Rose Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has lectured at Google, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute and the London School of Economics. His work has won several awards.

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