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What is Technology? (Day 1 of 3)

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life. This year enacts a collaborative network of research by cultivating information and communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, and environments.


Larry A. Hickman, Philosophy/Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale “Reimagining Technology”

Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Philosophy/American Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies, Purdue University “Creating a Context for Making Better Decisions Together”

Eric Schatzberg, History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology “Rescuing Technology: A Manifesto”


Victoria Vensa, Laurina Manning & Chris Doe, Thomas Hudson & Dave Laubenthal, William Cresko, Nancy Yen-wen Cheng, Kenji Williams, Ramesh Jasti, Xtine Burrough & Letícia Ferreira, Clamber, and John Donovan. Curators: Jeremy Swartz and Dean Walton

Please see below for more details about Day 2 and Day 3.

This year marks the ten-year anniversary What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public.

This event is part of the What is Technology? series

  1. What is Technology? (Day 1 of 3) (Currently Viewing)

  2. What is Technology? (Day 2 of 3)

  3. What is Technology? (Day 3 of 3 + OMSI)

This Festival Event has ended.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm


UO Portland/White Stag Block


University of Oregon Portland

What is Technology? is a conference, experience, and exhibition at the University of Oregon Portland.