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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”
PATTERNS EXHIBITION GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
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.
FREE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR THURSDAY Evening Opening Keynotes & PATTERNS Exhibition Opening Reception Experience: What is Technology? at OMSI is SOLD OUT!
What is Technology? is a conference, experience, and exhibition at the University of Oregon Portland.