Why TECH needs Humanities…..

‘Want to create the next iPhone or Uber? Start reading great literature’

I was intrigued by the title of this post on LinkedIn, and its resonance with PPLS, so read it in more detail. The author, Christian Madsbjerg* argues for the value of the humanities to inform STEM developments –

‘When we stop valuing culture, we become blind to the very opportunities that drive “world changing” technology to mass adoption. The greatest challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century are cultural, not algorithmic. And the greatest tools for the study and understanding of culture exist within the wealth of theories and methodologies that make up the humanities’…….

…………….The greatest challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century are cultural, not algorithmic. And the greatest tools for the study and understanding of culture exist within the wealth of theories and methodologies that make up the humanities.

So if you’ve ever wondered about the value of your humanities and social science degree in a technical world, read on – You can read his full article here. 

*Christian Madsbjerg is author of SENSEMAKING: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm and a founder of ReD Associates , a strategy consulting company based in the human sciences whose employees include philosophers anthropologists, sociologists, and more.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in English language and linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s