Course code UPM51
Course title Cybersociety: myths and contradictions
Institution Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Course address EUITT. Ctra. Valencia, Km.7 28031 Madrid
City Madrid
Minimum year of study 2nd year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French Fair
Key words cybersociety, information society, myth
Language English
Professor responsible Pedro Costa Morata
Telephone +34 91 336 7821
Fax +34 91 336 7817
Email pcosta@euitt.upm.es
Participating professors

Eloy Portillo Aldana

Esther Gago

Pedro Costa

Number of places Minimum: 5, Maximum: 25, Reserved for local students:
Objectives

To wide perspectives in Technology-Society’s relations

Programme to be followed

Twelve sessions: lectures, discussions, work-shops

Introduction and definitions: on Technology and Society Technological revolution on information and telecommunications

Some myths from Cybersociety:·   

      Cybersociety increases level and quality of life

       Changes in employement and in use of time

      Cybersociety enlarges and improves intercommunication

      Speed and power

     Cybersociety increases individual and public freedom

     Cybersociety also pollutes: the grey ecology  

Contradictions and furthering: STS’s studies (Conclusions

Prerequisites Technical background
Course exam Students will be asked to analyze any matters from lectures
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