The Resource Culture and technology : a primer, Jennifer Daryl Slack & J. Macgregor Wise

Culture and technology : a primer, Jennifer Daryl Slack & J. Macgregor Wise

Label
Culture and technology : a primer
Title
Culture and technology
Title remainder
a primer
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Daryl Slack & J. Macgregor Wise
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T14
LC item number
.S58 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Culture and technology : a primer, Jennifer Daryl Slack & J. Macgregor Wise
Publication
Note
Revised edition of Culture + technology / Jennifer Daryl Slack, J. Macgregor Wise. 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: On the Need for a Primer; Part I: Culture and Technology: The Received View; Chapter 1: The Power and Problem of Culture, The Power and Problem of Technology; You Know a Lot About Culture; You Know a Lot About Technology; Technological Culture; Chapter 2: Progress; The Meanings of Progress; Defining Progress; The Goals of Progress; The Importance of Criteria; The Story of Progress in American Culture; Two Concepts That Underpin and Help to Sustain This Story: Evolution and the Sublime; The Uses of the Progress Story
  • Assumption #4: Culture Is Made Up of Autonomous ElementsSimple Causality; Symptomatic Causality; Soft Determinism: A Variant of Mechanistic Causality; Nonmechanistic Perspectives of Causality; Assumption #1: Technology Is Not Autonomous, but Is Integrally Connected to the Context Within Which It Emerges, Is Developed, and Used ; Assumption #2: Culture Is Made Up of Connections ; Assumption #3: Technologies Arise Within These Connections as Part of Them and as Effective Within Them; Expressive Causality; The Essence; Culture as Homogenous Totality ; Martin Heidegger and Jacques Ellul
  • Chapter 8: The UnabomberKaczynski Must Be Insane; The Unabomber Manifesto; Lessons to Learn; Part III: Cultural Studies on Technological Culture; Chapter 9: Meaning; So, Then, What Is Technology?; Why Struggle with Meaning?; Struggles over Meaning; Chapter 10: Causality; Beyond Determinism ; Mechanistic Perspectives on Causality; Assumption #1: Technologies Are Isolatable Objects, That Is, Discrete Things; Assumption #2: Technologies Are Seen as the Cause of Change in Society; Assumption #3: Technologies Are Autonomous in Origin and Action
  • Promoting a Better LifeSelling Us Something; Judging and Controlling Others; New Technology Equals Progress: To Question This Is Heresy; Progress for Whom?; Progress for What?; Chapter 3: Convenience; Convenience Is Another Story; What Is Convenience?; Convenience and the Body: From Meeting the Demands of the Body to Overcoming the Limits of the Body; Wants and Needs; When Convenience Isn't; The Time and Space of Consumption; A Perpetual State of Dissatisfaction; What the Future Holds ; Chapter 4: Determinism; Technology as Cause: Technological Determinism
  • Technology as Effect: Cultural DeterminismTechnological versus Cultural Determinism; Chapter 5: Control; Yes, We Have Mastery of Our Tools; Control over Nature and the Environment; Social Control ; No, Our Tools Are Out of Control; Master and Slave: Trust and the Machine; Autonomy; Dependence; Master and Slave; AI, Expert Systems, and Intelligent Agents; Conclusion; Part II: Representative Responses to the Received View; Chapter 6: Luddism; Historical Luddism; Contemporary Luddism; Chapter 7: Appropriate Technology; Sources and Varieties of AT; AT and the Limited Understanding of Context
Control code
ocn907238450
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unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453914502
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907238450
  • pebcs1453914501

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