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Educating at the Interface of Biosphere and Bitsphere


by Ursula Martius Franklin — 2008

The previous chapters in Section Three dealt with the general patterns or traditions that humans employ to perceive and organize various facets of the human condition. In this chapter Ursula Franklin argues that all of these attempts are challenged by new computer-based technologies that influence the process of making generalities by changing our sense of time and space.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107. No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 13, 2008, p. 242-255
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18475, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 5:12:04 AM

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  • Ursula Franklin
    University of Toronto
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    URSULA MARTIUS FRANKLIN is University Professor Emerita at the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she holds a Ph.D in experimental physics and a number of honorary degrees in science and the humanities. She taught for many years in the University’s Faculty of Engineering and has continued her active involvement in education after her retirement as a Senior Fellow of Massey College. As a Quaker, feminist, and pacifist, much of her research and teaching has centered around the social and political impacts of technologies, ancient and modern. In addition to numerous technical papers, she is the author of The Real World of Technology (2002). A comprehensive collection of her speeches and essays, The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map, was published in 2006.
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