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Faculty of Arts and SciencesArt, Film, and Visual StudiesPeter Galison
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2018-2019  (show academic calendar)MW   12:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Sever 411 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

This course aims to explore scientific-technical sites?places of research, production, teaching, testing, and disposal. Some may be historical (such as disused Cold War relics) others in current use. How are these places shaped by the work that goes in them, how do the sites, in return, condition the work? Our sources will be a mix of site visits, texts (e.g. historical, ethnographic) and films (documentary). Each student will produce both a paper and a short cell-phone filmed video (no experience, we will teach all you need). Open to undergraduates and graduates.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.