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12/01/2014
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Technology: A Reader for Writers / Edition 1

Technology: A Reader for Writers / Edition 1

by Johannah Rodgers

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ISBN-13: 9780199340736
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 376,291
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

About the Author

Johannah Rodgers is Assistant Professor in English and Rhetoric at The City University of New York.

Table of Contents

1. Which Came First, Technology or Society? Exploring Various Uses and Definitions of Technology (Exploring What Technology Is, Was, and Might Be)
Thomas Hughes, "Defining Technology" The Human Built World: How to Think About Technology and Culture
Eric Schatzberg, "What Is Technology?" Rethinking Technology Blog
Sarah Murray, "Transition: Technology Puts Power In The Hands of Many" Financial Times
Leo Marx, "Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept" Technology and Culture
Kevin Kelly, "What Technology Wants" The Technium Blog
Neil Postman, "Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change"

2. Imagining Worlds: Does Science Fiction Inform Our Technological Reality?
Robert Sawyer, "The Purpose of Science Fiction" Slate.com
Neal Stephenson, "Innovation Starvation" World Policy Journal
Jon Turney, "Imagining Technology" NESTA
Kathryn Cramer, "On Science and Science Fiction" Hieroglyph.com
Damien Broderick, "Stranger Than You Can Imagine" Cosmos.com
Wendy Lesser, "Unearthly Powers" Threepenny Review
Michio Kaku, "Physics of the Impossible" Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

3. (Dis)Connecting in a Digital Age: What Does It Mean To Be Social in an Age of Social Networking and What Is the Line Separating Humans and Machines?
Sherry Turkle, "Alone Together" Alone Together
Susan Maushart, "When My Kids Unplugged" Salon.com
Scott McCloud, "Media and Communication" Understanding Comics
Evgeny Morozov, "Machines of Laughter and Forgetting" The New York Times
Marcus, Gary, "Moral Machines" The New Yorker Blog
Rose Eveleth, "Robots: Is the Uncanny Valley Real?" BBC

4. Digital Literacy and Identity: How Is Technology Changing Readers and Writers?
Nicholas Carr, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" The Atlantic
Clay Shirky, "Does the Internet Make You Smarter?" The Wall Street Journal
Sam Leith, "What Does It All Meme?" Financial Times
Randall Munroe, "Simple Answers" xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
Toby Litt, "The Reader and Technology" Granta
William Cronon, "Scholarly Authority in a Wikified World" Historians.org
Ursula LeGuin, "The Death of the Book"

5. Digital Education: What Can Technology Teach Us?
Diane Ravitch, "3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools" Scientific American
Craig Watkins, "Mobile Phones, Digital Media, and America's Learning Divide" DML Central
Andrew Delbanco, "MOOCs of Hazard" The New Republic
SJSU Philosophy Department, "An Open Letter to Professor Michael Sandel [Regarding His JusticeX MOOC] from the Philosophy Department at the San Jose State University" The Chronicle of Higher Education 2013
Collins, Alan and Richard Halverson "Rethinking Education in an Age of Technology" Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy
David Williamson Shaffer, Kurt R. Squire, Richard Halverson, And James P. Gee, "Video Games and the Future of Learning" Phi Delta Kappan

6. Digital (In)Equality and Politics: Is Technology Changing the World?
Kentaro Toyama, "Can Technology End Poverty?" Boston Review
Susan Davis, "Can Technology End Poverty?" Harvard Business School Blog
Jaron Lanier, "The Problem in Brief" Who Owns the Future?
John Naughton, "Digital Capitalism" The Guardian
Malcolm Gladwell, "Why the Revolution Will Not Be Retweeted" The New Yorker
Douglas Shuler, "Its Time to Work for a Better Internet" Internet Evolution

7. Can Humans Live Forever? Healthcare, the Environment and Technology
Francis Fukuyama, "Our Posthuman Future"
Daniel Callahan and Sherwin B. Nuland. "The Quagmire: How American Medicine is Destroying Itself" The New Republic
Eric Topol, "How Technology is Transforming Healthcare" Psychology Today
Atul Gawande, "Slow Ideas" The New Yorker
Francisco Seijo, "When Worlds Collide" The Breakthrough.org

Appendix: Researching and Writing About Technology
1. Which Came First, Technology or Society?
Thomas P. Hughes, "Defining Technology." Human-Built World: How to Think About Technology and Culture 2004
Eric Schatzberg, "What Is Technology?" Rethinking Technology Blog 2012
Sarah Murray, "Transition: Technology Puts Power In The Hands of Many." Financial Times 2013
Leo Marx, "Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept." Technology and Culture 2010
Kevin Kelly, "What Technology Wants." The Technium Blog 2009
Neil Postman, "Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change." Lecture 1998
2. Imagining Worlds: Does Science Fiction Inform Our Technological Reality?
Robert J. Sawyer, "The Purpose of Science Fiction." Slate.com 2011
Neal Stephenson, "Innovation Starvation." World Policy Journal 2011
Jon Turney, "Imagining Technology." NESTA 2013
Kathryn Cramer, "On Science and Science Fiction." Hieroglyph.com 1995
Damien Broderick, "Stranger Than You Can Imagine." Cosmos.com 2005
Wendy Lesser, "Unearthly Powers." Threepenny Review 2010
Michio Kaku, "Physics of the Impossible." Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel 2009
3. (Dis)Connecting in a Digital Age: What Does It Mean to Be Human in an Age of Social Media and "Intelligent" Machines?
Sherry Turkle, "Alone Together." Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other 2010
Susan Maushart, "When My Kids Unplugged." Salon.com 2011
Scott McCloud, "Media and Communication." Understanding Comics 1998
Evgeny Morozov, "Machines of Laughter and Forgetting." The New York Times 2013
Gary Marcus, "Moral Machines." The New Yorker Blog 2012
Rose Eveleth, "Robots: Is the Uncanny Valley Real?" BBC 2013
4. Digital Literacies and Identities: How Is Technology Changing Readers and Writers?
Nicholas Carr, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" The Atlantic 2008
Clay Shirky, "Does the Internet Make You Smarter?" The Wall Street Journal 2010
Sam Leith, "What Does It All Meme?" Financial Times 2011
Toby Litt, "The Reader and Technology." Granta 2012
William Cronon, "Scholarly Authority in a Wikified World." Historians.org 2012
Ursula K. LeGuin, "The Death of the Book." Blog Post 2012
5. Digital Education: What Can Technology Teach Us?
Diane Ravitch, "Promise and Peril." Scientific American 2013
S. Craig Watkins, "Mobile Phones, Digital Media, and America's Learning Divide." DML Central 2011
Andrew Delbanco, "MOOCs of Hazard" The New Republic 2013
SJSU Philosophy Department, "An Open Letter to Professor Michael Sandel [Regarding His JusticeX MOOC] from the Philosophy Department at the San Jose State University." The Chronicle of Higher Education 2013
David Williamson Shaffer, Kurt Squire, Richard Halverson, And James P. Gee, "Video Games and the Future of Learning." Phi Delta Kappan 2005
6. Digital (In)Equality and Politics: Is Technology Changing the World?
Kentaro Toyama, "Can Technology End Poverty?" Boston Review 2010
Susan Davis, "Can Technology End Poverty?" Harvard Business School Blog 2013
Jaron Lanier, "The Problem in Brief." Who Owns the Future? 2013
John Naughton, "Digital Capitalism Produces Few Winners." The Guardian 2013
Malcolm Gladwell, "Why the Revolution Will Not Be Retweeted." The New Yorker 2012
Douglas Schuler, "It's Time to Work for a Better Internet." Internet Evolution 2010
7. Can Humans Live Forever? Healthcare, the Environment, and Technology
Francis Fukuyama, "Our Posthuman Future." book excerpt 2003
Daniel Callahan and Sherwin B. Nuland. "The Quagmire: How American Medicine is Destroying Itself." The New Republic 2011
Eric Topol, "How Technology is Transforming Healthcare." The Creative Destruction of Medicine 2013
Atul Gawande, "Slow Ideas." The New Yorker 2013
Francisco Seijo, "When Worlds Collide." The Breakthrough.org 2012
Appendix: Researching and Writing About Technology

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