Connection Topics

Overview

Connection topics is an umbrella term that refers to a set of activities, which will allow us to cover one of the big ideas of the course, interdependence, the idea that computational technology should be in service of human flourishing.

While technology is often regarded as a good thing for society, its adoption often causes problems that need to be addressed. In the first half of the semester we will read articles that discuss some of the problems caused by technology and tech companies. Then, in the second half, we will read articles about the joy of computing and some people who have contributed a lot to computing.

The activities in a connection topic include:

Part 1: The Harms of Computing

These are the articles that we will read before the Oct 13 class discussion.

Part 2: Inspirations in Computing

Note: Wellesley College provides free subscription to NYTimes. Here are the details.