Cyberpunk History and Philosophy

COLL-X101 — Fall Intensive Seminar End-of-Fall Intensive Session (November 30-December 20)

Course Description

This course explores the historical and philosophical aspects of the Cyberpunk genre, including films, literature, and games such as Bladerunner, Neuromancer, and Cyberpunk 2077. They pose questions as relevant today as ever: What happens if science and technology progress, but so do existing institutions and inequalities? What happens as technology takes over peoples’ lives? We will discuss issues such as human nature and identity, the social facets of technology, and the nature of progress itself.