Technological Vision

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592132270
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : technological visions and the rhetoric of the new 1
1 "Spinning" technology : what we are not thinking about when we are thinking about computers 19
2 Sow's ears from silk purses : the strange alchemy of technological visionaries 34
3 Mediums and media 48
4 Mobilities of time and space : technologies of the modern and the postmodern 71
5 Man-made futures, man-made pasts 92
6 Portable TV : studies in domestic space travels 110
7 Science fiction film and the technological imagination 145
8 Technological prediction : a promethean problem 159
9 The future of prediction 177
10 Penguins, predictions, and technological optimism : a skeptic's view 186
11 Information superhighways, virtual communities, and digital libraries : information society metaphors as political rhetoric 201
12 Rethinking the cyberbody : hackers, viruses, and cultural anxiety 219
13 Peaceable kingdoms and new information technologies : prospects for the nation-state 240
14 Somewhere there's a place for us : sexual minorities and the internet 255
15 Surfin' the net : children, parental obsolescence, and citizenship 270
16 When the virtual isn't enough 293
17 Place matters : journeys through global and local spaces 305
18 The globalization of everyday life : visions and reality 339
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