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STS 200J: Techno-metabolism: Technology, Society, and the Anthropocene

The technosphere metabolizes energy, materials, and information to feed human consumption. It transforms not only fossil fuels, but also solar energy, through processes such as photosynthesis (agriculture), wind, and hydroelectric power. The technosphere also metabolizes information, ingesting some kinds of data as inputs and producing other data as outputs. Techno-metabolism's waste products - greenhouse gases, microplastics, nuclear waste, etc. - are transforming both the biosphere and the geosphere, with radically different effects on disparate peoples and places. Scientists, historians, and others have proposed new ways to conceptualize techno-metabolism in order to reduce energy requirements and material waste. In this project-centered course, students will develop creative ways to visualize, understand, and change the interplay of energy, materials, and information to respond to environmental crises of the Anthropocene era.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4
Instructors: Edwards, P. (PI)
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