UNST 210 - Innovation in the Digital Age
Recent technological developments have changed the way that people create ideas and goods, interact with each other, and approach everyday tasks. This course investigates the rapid pace of disruptive innovation that is grounded in principles exemplified by advances in, and uses of, digital computing and communication networks. Such principles included discretization, modularity and reusability, resource sharing, automation, peer production, network effects, and the wisdom and fallacy of crowds. Scientific underpinnings and broad societal and economic effects of these principles will be studied. Special attention will be paid to the global reach of these principles, highlighting Israel and Brazil as examples of international contexts in which to deeply explore a culture of digital innovation. Open to Class of 2019 Benton Scholars only.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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