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The Future of Cars

Spring 2019: Monday and Wednesday, 12:15pm – 1:30pm 
Ross-Blakely Hall, Rm 171

Questions of Interest
  • As the negative aspects of the car become ever more apparent, what is the future of the automobile?
  • How will the car’s future affect us?
  • How does car culture affect identity, and how will changes to cars affect this?
  • How does the system of automobility affect different types of people?
  • How can we re-imagine the future of the car and their cities?

No technology has had a bigger impact–for better and for worse–on our lives and our planet than the automobile.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the changing role of cars in society through art, videography, and development of physical prototypes of future cars.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams to explore the values, technologies, policies, and infrastructures that both shape and are shaped by the car.
  • Conduct historical research on how the cars has shaped the city and engage with artists to create new visions.
  • Develop an understanding about how to think of the future in concrete and collaborative ways.

The Future of Cars Course Sections

Spring 2019: Monday and Wednesday, 12:15pm – 1:30pm Ross Blakely Hall, Room 171
  • Humanities Lab HUL 394
  • Engineering EGR 394
  • Future of Innovation in Society FIS 394
  • Cultural Geography GCU 394
  • Urban and Environmental Planning PUP 394
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Instructional Team

Faculty: David King Urban Planning School of Geological Sciences The Future of Cars Spring 2019
Faculty: Thaddeus Miller Human Dimensions of Science and Technology School of the Future of Innovation in Society The Future of Cars Spring 2019
Librarian: Dan Stanton Associate Liaison Librarian Humanities Division The Future of Cars Spring 2019