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Technology Education and the Search for Truth, Beauty and Love

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William S. Pretzer

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, US
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Director of Educational Programs at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan. An earlier version of this article was the opening paper presented at the Technology Education Issues Symposium, Maui, Hawaii, in June 1996.

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Abstract

In her Parade Magazine column, Marilyn vos Savant, identified in the Guinness Book of World Records as holder of the world's “Highest IQ,” responded to a letter writer's earnest question, “Is there anything in the world not affected by technology?” Her answer: “Yes. There's truth, beauty, love and the hiccups” (vos Savant, 1996, p. 18). Leaving the hiccups for later, here I would like to suggest that technology actually embodies and actively promotes specific versions of “truth, beauty and love” (Mitcham, 1995; Chandrasekhar, 1987).

How to Cite: Pretzer, W. S. (2011). Technology Education and the Search for Truth, Beauty and Love. Journal of Technology Education, 8(2), 5–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v8i2.a.1
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Published on 22 Mar 2011.
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