Nitzan Waisberg is a lecturer, consultant, and design thinker who previously served as a consulting assistant professor at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design before returning to Tel Aviv. In this episode of The Global Connection, Waisberg engages in a conversation with host Anna Sajecki about her course titled “Thinking Critically About Technology,” which she teaches to students in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship track of TAU’s International BA in Liberal Arts.
Talking about the course, Nitzan Waisberg describes its building blocks that involve delving into topics such as individual inventors and their motivations, the mythological symbolism inherent in inventor stories and its significance, the philosophy of design thinking and technological determinism, societal perception of technology, and social movements that either foster or hinder the diffusion of technology.
The Global Connection reveals how TAU’s academic community and friends are engaging with this ever-changing world. The podcast features interviews with visiting scholars, international students, TAU professors, and others working on global issues and topics.