Computers and Culture, Part 1 of 2

The importance of computers to business, economics, politics, and leisure in American society is well established. But what about the connections between computers and education and scholarship? According to Jay David Bolter, the author of Turing’s Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age (1984), the relationships of computers to research, scholarly publishing, and teaching present challenges for both popular and academic audiences. Frank Borchardt and John B. Smith join the discussion.

At the time of this conversation, Bolter was professor of classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Borchardt was professor of German at Duke University. Smith was professor of computer science at UNC-CH.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.

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