Course description

Digitization has had many consequential effects in our personal, social, and political lives. How might we understand these effects? How might we distinguish between the beneficial and the detrimental? If the digital age has flattened the world, what are the limits of convenience and how might we evade the pitfalls of complacency? The course considers these and related questions through a careful review of literary texts and artworks, alongside social, political, and philosophical critiques. For complete and current details about this Harvard Extension course, see the description in the DCE Course Search.


  • William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Harvard University
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