Technological Visions: Hopes And Fears That Shape New Technologies

Technological Visions: Hopes And Fears That Shape New Technologies

By: Marita Sturken (author)Paperback

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For as long as people have developed new technologies, there has been debate over the purposes, shape, and potential for their use. In this exciting collection, a range of contributors, including Sherry Turkle, Lynn Spigel, John Perry Barlow, Langdon Winner, David Nye, and Lord Asa Briggs, discuss the visions that have shaped "new" technologies and the cultural implications of technological adaptation. Focusing on issues such as the nature of prediction, community, citizenship, consumption, and the nation, as well as the metaphors that have shaped public debates about technology, the authors examine innovations past and present, from the telegraph and the portable television to the Internet, to better understand how our visions and imagination have shaped the meaning and use of technology. Author note: Marita Sturken is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California and the author of "Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering" and "Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture" (with Lisa Cartwright). Douglas Thomas is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He is author of three books, most recently "Hacker Culture". Sandra Ball-Rokeach is a Professor and Director of the Communication Technology and Community Program in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. She is author of several books, including "Theories of Mass Communication" (with M.L. De Fleur).

About Author

Marita Sturken is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California and the author of Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering and Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (with Lisa Cartwright).Douglas Thomas is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He is author of three books, most recently Hacker Culture.Sandra Ball-Rokeach is a Professor and Director of the Communication Technology and Community Program in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. She is author of several books, including Theories of Mass Communication (with M. L. De Fleur).Contributors: Sarah Banet-Weiser, John Perry Barlow, Asa Briggs, Richard Chabran, Jennifer L. Gibbs, Larry Gross, Wendy M. Grossman, Katie Hafner, Joo-Young Jung, Yong-Chan Kim, Peter Lyman, Carolyn Marvin, David E. Nye, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Romelia Salinas, Jeffrey Sconce, Vivian Sobchack, Lynn Spigel, Sherry Turkle, Langdon Winner, and the editors.

Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Technological Visions and the Rhetoric of the New - Marita Sturken and Douglas Thomas1. "Spinning" Technology: What We Are Not Thinking about When We Are Thinking about Computers - Sherry Turkle2. Sow's Ears from Silk Purses: The Strange Alchemy of Technological Visionaries - Langdon Winner3. Mediums and Media - Jeffrey Sconce4. Mobilities of Time and Space: Technologies of the Modern and the Postmodern - Marita Sturken5. Man-made Futures, Man-made Pasts - Lord Asa Briggs6. Portable TV: Studies in Domestic Space Travels - Lynn Spigel7. Science Fiction Film and the Technological Imagination - Vivian Sobchack8. Technological Prediction: A Promethean Problem - David E. Nye9. The Future of Prediction - John Perry Barlow10. Penguins, Predictions, and Technological Optimism: A Skeptic's View - Wendy M. Grossman11. Information Superhighways, Virtual Communities, and Digital Libraries: Information Society Metaphors as Political Rhetoric - Peter Lyman12. Rethinking the Cyberbody: Hackers, Viruses, and Cultural Anxiety - Douglas Thomas13. Peaceable Kingdoms and New Information Technologies: Prospects for the Nation-State - Carolyn Marvin14. Somewhere There's a Place for Us: Sexual Minorities and the Internet - Larry Gross15. Surfin' the Net: Children, Parental Obsolescence, and Citizenship - Sarah Banet-Weiser16. When the Virtual Isn't Enough - Katie Hafner17. Place Matters: Journeys through Global and Local Spaces - Richard Chabr'an and Romelia Salinas18. The Globalization of Everyday Life: Vision and Reality - Jennifer Gibbs, Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Joo-Young Jung, Yong-Chan Kim, and Jack Linchaun QiuAbout the ContributorsIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9781592132270
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781592132270
  • ISBN10: 1592132278

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