Once a darling of the economy, the computing industry has come under fire as “techlash” brings a spotlight to its negative environmental and societal impacts. We focus on understanding computing’s environmental impact, and the productive and substantial (not greenwashing) actions that can be taken to reduce it. The objective of this course is to expose students to a sophisticated view of how computing affects the environment, and how it can become more sustainable through action in several dimensions, including technology invention and design, business/ecosystem structure, individual and government action. Students will be empowered with the intellectual tools to understand and act with insight on these issues in their professional careers.
Tue Thu : 11:00 AM-12:20 PM