MINDS, BODIES, MACHINES: A CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Grant number: LP0667603 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

This project benefits the intellectual and cultural life of the nation by establishing a unique dialogue between the I.T. community and University researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Using an interdisciplinary methodology to explore technologically-driven social change across a period of more than two hundred years, the project will generate new and fresh ways of thinking about emerging areas of intense debate and controversy, such as humanoid robotics and artificial intelligence. The dialogue we propose will foster an environment of enhanced innovation, one in which knowledge translates directly and indirectly into social and economic benefits.