Jan 30: Railroads, Blurred Vision, and Transforming Time

Today in class we will start to look at how technology shaped our lives — yes, us. Earlier in the year we looked at inventions that shaped the Reformation, for instance. Now, we’ve made it to the 19th century, and we’ll start to look at inventions we still use today.

More broadly, though, we’ll think about how these inventions change more than just the way we wash our clothes or communicate with distant family members. We’ll also look at how they change our culture and change us as people.

Here’s the day’s agenda:

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