OSHR 3027 - Personal Technologies, 1940 - 2015: 75 Yeas Unlike Any Others (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

No previous 75 years of recorded history have been as impacted by the presence and use of personal technologies as have been the last 75 years. Devices such as telephones, televisions, and computers have created a world unlike any other.

Furthermore, for many the evolution of personal technologies within the last 75 years has stretched comprehension and a sense of continuity. This lecture is designed to explore the irony that personal technologies have outpaced themselves in order to restore a sense of continuity between the personal technologies of our youth and those of today. In short, it proposes to create an account of personal technologies during the past 75 years that is more evolutionary than revolutionary.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.