Where Society & Technology Meet

Nov 3, 2011

How did 1940's malaria spawn modern day graffiti?

Which government mandated technology caused people to fall in love with cats?

What did Captain Kirk never do while talking on his portable phone that you now do all the time?

A Virginia historian, who says there is an amazing intersection between technology and social change, shows us how "improvements" we take for granted have radically altered human behavior.

(Note: This is program was rebroadcast Thursday, March 8, 2012)

Peter Norton, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Society, University of Virginia. Author of, Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of The Motor Age In The American City (MIT Press).