This fall I will be offering two courses, one old, one new. Undergraduates can take my I222: The Information Society course, which is a general education course (S&H) aimed at answering the questions “What do we mean when we talk about the Information Society? What is the role of technological change in larger patterns of social, economic, and political developments? How can we apply the tools of the humanities, social sciences, and informatics to understanding the issues facing our Information Society?” For Informatics majors, the I222 courses also fulfills the core I202/I222 social informatics requirement.

At the graduate level I am offering for the first time a seminar on computing and the environment. This is an outgrowth of my recent work on the environmental history of computing, and covers everything from energy use, e-waste, and the use of computer simulations in the physical sciences.