Explore the technologies of rhetoric and the rhetoric of technology’s impact on the culture from which it emerges. Collect and apply a number of perspectives on the relationship between technology and society; explore the effect of various technologies on rhetorical practices; investigate the way that technology extends the body’s capacity; think through collective affective reactions – such as optimism, panic, and wonder – in response to new technologies; and consider carefully why and how controversies about technology take shape in the public sphere.