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    DescriptionFor 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).

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    Technological Visions
    The Hopes and Fears That Shape New Technologies
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Marita Sturken, Edited by Douglas Thomas, Edited by Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9781592132263
    ISBN 10: 159213226X

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    LC classification: T14.5 .T4396 2004
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    Temple University Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Temple University Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    14 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Philadelphia PA
    Review quote
    "the book as a whole should provoke lively discussions in courses that address the relationship of technology, society, and culture." Technology and Culture "Telescreens. Virtual communities. Wired cities. Information societies. The World Wide Web. Concepts like these can underpin a movement for or against a technical feasibility. This book is for anyone interested in the social shaping of the history and future of information and communication technologies and their societal implications." --Professor William H. Dutton, Director Oxford Internet Institute "Sturken, Thomas, and Ball-Rokeach collect a variety of studies on cultural narratives of technological change that investigate ways of understanding the nature and effects of new technology. All of the articles are excellent--interesting, original, and well-written and researched." --Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education, University of California, Los Angeles
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments Introduction: Technological Visions and the Rhetoric of the New Marita Sturken and Douglas Thomas 1. "Spinning" Technology: What We Are Not Thinking about When We Are Thinking about Computers Sherry Turkle 2. Sow's Ears from Silk Purses: The Strange Alchemy of Technological Visionaries Langdon Winner 3. Mediums and Media Jeffrey Sconce 4. Mobilities of Time and Space: Technologies of the Modern and the Postmodern Marita Sturken 5. Man-made Futures, Man-made Pasts Lord Asa Briggs 6. Portable TV: Studies in Domestic Space Travels Lynn Spigel 7. Science Fiction Film and the Technological Imagination Vivian Sobchack 8. Technolo