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ERIC Number: ED126532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Writing as Problem-Solving in Interdisciplinary Programs: Literature and the Age of Technology.
Gershuny, H. Lee; Rosich, Daniel
A proposed interdisciplinary course linking the areas of English and data processing is described in this paper. Expertise in both fields is perceived as a function of the processes of defining, recreating metaphors and models, locating assumptions within messages, and becoming aware of meaning. Potential enrollees include both students in the humanities and those in the sciences. Issues dealing with the relationship between human and machine are defined in order to stimulate ethical and philosophical problem solving. Suggested activities include exercises using computer languages, translations from programming systems to edited English, expository prose investigating the human/machine relationship, and games simulating social and cultural conditions. Appendixes include a course outline and a reading list (largely science fiction) as well as a reprint of a "New York Times" editorial dealing with the rights of the dying in a technological society. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Unpublished paper prepared at Borough of Manhattan Community College