Monday, December 19, 2005

A Manifesto for the Humanities in a Technological Age

"The humanities provide the social and cultural contexts of the creation and application of knowledge, the critical reflections upon how knowledge is created and what its effects and implications are. The humanities promote a broad range of social and cultural literacies. They offer critical civic competencies, ways of comprehending cultural and technological values, and the worlds such values conjure; in short, ways of world making. A world without the humanities would be one in which science and technology knew no point of social reference, had lost their cultural compass and moral scope. It would be a world narrowly limited and limitlessly narrow."
David Theo Goldberg, "A Manifesto for the Humanities in a Technological Age"
Seminar, HUMlab 13:15 (CET) Tuesday 19th December 2005.
I will be watching the live stream from HERE beginning at 1:15pm due to a simultaneous medical appointment (child vaccination).

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