Since the 1960s, the rapid evolution of technology has created a new cultural, visual geography. The Difference Engine offers a conscious critique of this change and its effects on contemporary culture and education. Deriving its name from Charles Babbage's experimental calculating machine-the first modern computer-Provenzo's new book provides a unique perspective by examining the results of this change.
Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. is professor of education in the department of teaching and learning at University of Miami. In 2008, he was awarded the University of Miami's Provost's Award for Scholarly Activity.
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Reinventing the Text Chapter 3: The Dream of Encyclopedic Knowledge Chapter 4: The World Wide Web at a Hypermedia System Chapter 5: Cyberspace, Hyperreality, and the Culture of Simulation Chapter 6: Computing and the Panoptic Sort Chapter 7: Mobile Computing Chapter 8: The Reinvention of Text Chapter 9: Cyberscholarship and the Reinvention of the University Chapter 10: Ideal Speech and the Difference Engine Bibliography