1 — Deb Chachra

We talk about the work of the pioneering scientist, feminist and educator, Ursula Franklin, whose book, The Real World of Technology, helps us understand how things are made in modern systems of manufacturing, and how the technology of manufacturing has changed relations in the workplace.

We also talk about what motivates people to make; mundane work and craftwork; and what’s the difference between making a chair and raising a child.

Deb Chachra is an associate professor at the Olin College of Engineering, in Massachusetts.

Links for this episode

This episode will be broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM on Sunday 21 February. To listen on Resonance, check out the show page.


This series of Looking Sideways is a Lighthouse production for Resonance 104.4 FM