31 Jan '17, 8pm

Social sciences, humanities key to Smart Nation drive: Professor

Social sciences, humanities key to Smart Nation drive: Professor

SINGAPORE — Professor Alan Chan from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has seen colleagues from the humanities and social sciences faculty collaborating with those from other disciplines to examine issues of science and technology, or contributing to discussions on policy issues such as how science and technology may change human behaviour and the society’s value system. Such interdisciplinary exchanges may address, for example, how human relationships are affected when everyone is “glued to their handheld devices”. “This is not something engineers would be able to resolve on their own,” Prof Chan, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at NTU, said in an interview with TODAY. “Can such questions be simply answered by those who design and develop new phones? I don’t think so. That’s why our communications school works closely with colleagues from ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/social-sciences-huma...

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