The Human<–>Tech Project

The interactions--and tensions--between humans and technology date back to the first time a human used a rock as a tool. These tensions, in other words, are as old as the species. Today, however, with virtually every aspect of our lives as humans intertwined with electronic technology, the nature and implications of the human-tech relationship are more profound.

Utah Tech's move to a polytechnic mission makes these questions especially important. How will we define the relationship between the human and the technological? How will we as a university explore and enable what we learn?

The Human <–> Tech speaker series began in November 2021 as a way to reflect on the intersections of technology and society. The series seeks to foreground the  "human-centered approach to problem-solving" that is a centerpiece of Utah Tech's new open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic model.

Join us as we explore these big questions.