Reflecting back on this semester, I feel I have learnt how powerful the field of design is. Designers decide major social practices, behavioral patterns and create a huge impact on human life. And with this power, designers have huge responsibilities. The responsibilities include, making their designs accessible for all, making…

I really enjoyed the lecture and could learn a lot from it. The history of the world tells us why it is the way it is today. I resonated with the modern world being a new type of colonialism. International organizations like the UN are controlled by the west. They…

It was interesting to see how technology can have a social impact beyond the factors by which it is judged like efficiency and environmental impact. The design of the low hanging over passes in Long Island really got me thinking. I could have never imagined that technological designs could be…

Discipline is something that I feel is now embodied in us. As Foucault rightly points out, in today’s world we are the warden and the prisoner. We are constantly trying to be exactly that perfect person which we are expected to be. It’s interesting to see how we are disciplined…

I agree that we are cyborgs. Technology has almost become a part of us. Phones are our extensions and we can actually feel handicapped without our phones. Things like hearing aids and glasses actually fit into us and improve our capabilities. In the future this hybridization might increase with more…

I resonated with the concept of horizon of likes. We always have things we don’t like seeing, the places we don’t like visiting and the people we don’t like meeting. We somehow know with the past experiences that meeting this particular person is going to cause unhappiness. We also know…

I resonated a lot with the Bourdieu’s Cultural Capital, the Love of Art & Hip Hop. We can many times see that choices of individuals belonging to the same classes or having the same backgrounds are similar. One of the explanations could be that as attitude affects the behavior, it…

I found Nelly Oudshoor’s Beyond the Natural Body really intriguing. I had never thought on how the process of inventing a drug would be. So many socio-political factors also affect the process. It is interesting to see how much effort scientists had to take for collecting the research material. Scientists…

I think the comparison between robots and human beings is really an interesting topic. The advancements in Artificial Intelligence can make robots interact and move exactly like humans. They can play games, identify objects, recognize the emotions from voice and facial expressions and so much more. But the main thing…

I agree with the statement that mythology is present everywhere. Even our social media posts and stories are sort of myths that we create about ourselves. We only post pictures and images that we feel will form the image of us that we want to create in other’s minds. Our…

Soham Lakade

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