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Rosalind H. Williams

Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology, 2006 - present

 

Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology, 2006 - present

 

Rosalind H. Williams
Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology, 2006 - Present
Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs 1995 – 2000

A writer and cultural historian of technology, Rosalind Williams explores how our human-made world impacts our lives. Her use of imaginative literature provides insight into how technology is reshaping life on the planet. Professor Williams also served on the Task Force on Student Life and Learning and as dean of students and undergraduate education during a period of significant institutional change.

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Studying the relationship among technological change, cultural values, and marketing techniques in France and its connection to the modern consumer society.
  • Human implications of shifting from a natural environment to a predominantly built environment.
  • Observations on the information age.
  • The decision to move MIT first-year students into campus housing.
  • Leading the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.
  • Contributions made by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences to the Institute as a whole.

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