Meaning in Technology

ISBN-10: 0262661209
ISBN-13: 9780262661201
Edition: 2001
Authors: Arnold Pacey
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Description: This work explores how a sense of purpose and meaning in life can affect the shape and use of technology. It argues against reductionism in interpretating technology in a human context and for acknowledgment of the role of human experience.

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This work explores how a sense of purpose and meaning in life can affect the shape and use of technology. It argues against reductionism in interpretating technology in a human context and for acknowledgment of the role of human experience.

Arnold Pacey is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University,Britain. He is the author of The Culture of Technology (MITPress, 1983), Technology and World Civilization (MIT Press,1991), and The Maze of Ingenuity, second edition (MIT Press,1992).

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Dimensions of Experience
The Practitioner's Experience: Visual and Musical Fundamentals
Music, Source of Technology?
Visual Thinking
Meaning in the Hands
Social Meanings
Contexts of Technology: Nature, People, and Conflict
The Sense of Place
Exploration, Invention, and the Remaking of Nature
Gender and Creativity
Knowledge Pregnant with Evil
Conclusion: The Missed Opportunity?
People-Centered Technology
Notes
Index

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