Cars: Past, Present, and Future
Cars: Past, Present, and Future (Stanford Univ.). The past, present, and future of the automobile is explored, bridging the humanities, social sciences, design, and engineering, and taking up the human experiences of designing, making, driving, being driven, living with, and dreaming of the automobile.
Lecture 1 - Cars: Past, Present, Future
Jon Summers, an automotive historian, talks about why the automobile is so central to modern life. He discusses automotive heritage and describes how caring about the past can aid the future.
Lecture 2 - New Technology is Eroding Driving Freedom
Joe Hustein talks about the benefits and risks of modern day car technologies. He discusses the ways these technologies are shaping the future of auto-mobility and explains why these technologies can be improved and in some cases removed.
Lecture 3 - What Will a Cultural History of Cars Look Like?
Fred Turner provides a cultural history of automobiles. He discusses the ways cars are shaping our future and the ways cars have defined our past.
Lecture 4 - Of Hot Rodders and Hackers
Reilly Brennan provides a history of automobiles and describes how technological innovations have changed the production, distribution, and use of cars.
Lecture 5 - The Future of Automobiles
Clifford Nass talks about why the automobile is so central to modern life. He discusses the future of autonomous vehicles and describes the human element of auto-mobility.
Lecture 6 - Car Storytelling
Barbara A. Karanian talks about why the automobile is so central to modern life. She discusses how cars and storytelling are intertwined and encourages the audience to explore the stories of their vehicles.
|Connecting the past, present and future of the automobile
In this course, we will explore the past, present, and future of the automobile, bridging the humanities, social sciences, design, and engineering.