Welcome to THE CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND TECHNOSCIENCE,
a bold interdisciplinary initiative within The College of
Arts and Sciences dedicated to promoting the human dimension
of scientific and technological discovery and exploring their
profound impact on individuals and society.
THE CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND TECHNOSCIENCE
is designed to promote exchange between the sciences and the
humanities and to serve as a forum providing the University
at Albany and the wider community with a model of intellectual
and aesthetic innovation and outreach. THE CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND TECHNOSCIENCE has evolved into a university-wide initiative where faculty,
students, administrators, community members and artists, technology
experts, and nationally recognized scholars are exploring
the boundaries between academic fields and engaged in interdisciplinary
programs and performances during the Spring 2003 HumaniTech
Our first major project, The Technology Plays, produced in
collaboration with Capital Repertory Theatre and Apple Computer,
funded in part by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's
“Imagining America” Program, attracted
large and diverse audiences as well as the national press.
The project brings
players and audience members together in a series of short
interactive plays that
explore the complex relations between humans and machines.
aesthetic and educational project features commissioned plays
winning author William Kennedy and international playwright
and television writer
Richard Dresser (“The Education of Max Bickford”) The New
York Times Magazine
included The Technology Plays in their annual roundup of the
ideas of 2003.
In the future, the initiative will continue the work of the
incubating new aesthetic and research programs and projects,
fostering research and
new and emerging knowledge in the areas of Science, Technology,
Aesthetics, Media, and Culture, and Humanities and Science.
proposals and project ideas from scholars and students in
the humanities and sciences
and from creative artists in all fields.
Mary Blatner Valentis
Director, THE CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND TECHNOSCIENCE/Department of English
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
518-436-3806 (Fax) 518-253-6940 (Cell)