Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Culture and Technology
Bachelor in Science, Technology and Humanities (Plan: 470 - Estudio: 374)

Coordinating teacher: MURCIA CARBONELL, ALBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No requirements
To know the differences and influences between technological change and cultural change. To become familiar with the major technological transitions To become familiar with the concepts of material culture
Skills and learning outcomes
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Description of contents: programme
Week 1 - Conceptions of culture: biological and anthropological - Conceptions of culture: critical Week 2 - Technique as material culture - Artifacts: design Week 3 - Artifacts: senses - Experience and affordances Week 4 - The configuration of experience - Practice and evaluation Week 5 - Landscapes: the technique of the gaze - Audiotopias Week 6 - Aromas and flavors of modernity - Touch and technique Week 7 - Practice and evaluation - Metaphysical conception of technique Week 8 - Critical conception of technique - Dialectical conception of technology Week 9 - Technique and culture: historicity - Paradigms and revolutions in technique and culture 10th week - Practice and evaluation - Matter and design Week 11 - Paradigms and revolutions in energy - Work and energy - Time and work Twelfth week - Informational transitions - Writing cultures Thirteenth week - Immaterial representations - Digital revolution Week 14 - Practice and evaluation - Fourth industrial revolution
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITY Directed activity: Theoretical classes: 33 hours, 1,32 ECTS credits, Learning outcomes 6,4,2,5, Guided learning exercises: 16 hours, 0,64 ECTS credits, learning outcomes 7,1,3,6,4,2,5. Supervised activity: Tutorials and work supervision: 4.25 hours, 0.17 ECTS credits, Learning outcomes 7,1, 3. Autonomous activity: Work elaboration and personal study 92.75, ECTS credits 3.17, Learning outcomes: 7.1,6,4,4,2,4
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • George Basalla. La evolución de la tecnología. Alianza editorial. 1988
  • Hans Blumenberg. Historia del espíritu de la técnica. Pre-Textos. 2013
  • Jacques Le Goff. Por otra Edad Media: tiempo, trabajo y cultura. Taurus. 2020
  • Javier de Lorenzo. Un mundo de artefactos. Trotta. 2020
  • Lewis Mumford. Técnica y Civilización . Pepitas de Calabaza. 1934
  • Lewis Mumford. El pentágono del poder. Pepitas de calabaza. 1964
  • Lewis Mumford. Arte y técnica. Pepitas de calabaza. 1952
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • David Edgerton. The shock of the old. Profile Books. 2008
  • George Basalla. The evolution of technology . Cambridge University Press. 1989
  • Ian McNeill. An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology. Routledge. 1990
  • Jared Diamond. Armas, gérmenes y acero. DeBolsillo. 2016
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