Is it human to automate?

Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay “To Automate Is Human” by Antone Martinho-Truswell, published on Aeon.co. Note from the BHP Team: What makes humans distinct from other species? In Big History, it’s argued that collective learning – the ability to pass knowledge from one generation to the next, and … Continue reading Is it human to automate?

A history of the magnetic compass

by John Vardalas, BHP Guest Expert Industry Associate Professor, College of Arts & Letters Stevens Institute of Technology New Jersey, USA  This article originally appeared in The Institute and is also available as a secondary source document on the IEEE REACH website, https://reach.ieee.org. Note from the BHP Team: What can everyday objects teach us about history? This … Continue reading A history of the magnetic compass

Classroom snapshots: What can everyday objects teach us about history?

by Hajra Saeed, BHP Teacher California, USA Note from the BHP Team: Big Questions are an opportunity to insert fresh, connected content into the BHP course. This month, take inspiration from veteran BHP teacher Hajra Saeed and follow along with how she connected her classroom to March’s Big Question, What can everyday objects teach us … Continue reading Classroom snapshots: What can everyday objects teach us about history?