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Technology, Society and The Environment: Week #10

I have missed a couple of weeks with Vanderburg’s course, well I’ve been there but I wasn’t inspired to write a blog about it. This week was different, Vanderburg really got us thinking about the producer-consumer environment. Maybe it was my friend Steve’s blog that really got me thinking about it, but we as consumers […]

Finding Value

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Value Engineering Conference. Value Engineering? Value Engineering (VE) is much like a design vignette. A group of individuals including engineers, technicians, planners, etc get together and brainstorm solutions to a given construction opportunity. That might be a new subway, a GO expansion, a highway rehabilitation, a […]

Technology, Society and The Enviornment: Week 5

Today is the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday Monday so my class has been cancelled. I decided to postpone my blog on last weeks class until today as a bridge between the gap in class. This week were tasked to read much of Vanderburg’s book Living in the Labyrinth of Technology before we head back into class […]

Technology, Society and The Environment: Week 4

Think origins. How did you learn to talk? Did you learn multiple languages because of your surrounding environments? And your belief system, how did that develop? and your views on the economy? (I question this on the day the US Congress did not pass Bush’s $700 billion bailout?) Vanderburg today regressed and went from modern […]

Technology, Society and The Environment: Week 3 vs TAC: Day 1

It was a pretty busy week between class and the Transportation Association of Canada Conference but it was a great learning experience. This week our focus was the technology-based connectiveness … Did we influence technology or did technology influence us? Vanderburg cited that it was cyclical and he used the example of the the textile industry […]

Technology, Society and The Environment: Week #2

The buzz on campus is still very fresh, students are still excited to be there, still going to class and no one is panicing, yet … mid-terms are not for another couple of weeks. Dr. Vanderburg promptly arrived in class this week and got right into the thick of things. Our class size was about […]