Technological Vision The Hopes and Fears That Shape New Technologies

ISBN-10: 1592132278

ISBN-13: 9781592132270

Edition: 2004

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 5/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction : technological visions and the rhetoric of the new
"Spinning" technology : what we are not thinking about when we are thinking about computers
Sow's ears from silk purses : the strange alchemy of technological visionaries
Mediums and media
Mobilities of time and space : technologies of the modern and the postmodern
Man-made futures, man-made pasts
Portable TV : studies in domestic space travels
Science fiction film and the technological imagination
Technological prediction : a promethean problem
The future of prediction
Penguins, predictions, and technological optimism : a skeptic's view
Information superhighways, virtual communities, and digital libraries : information society metaphors as political rhetoric
Rethinking the cyberbody : hackers, viruses, and cultural anxiety
Peaceable kingdoms and new information technologies : prospects for the nation-state
Somewhere there's a place for us : sexual minorities and the internet
Surfin' the net : children, parental obsolescence, and citizenship
When the virtual isn't enough
Place matters : journeys through global and local spaces
The globalization of everyday life : visions and reality
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