Technology and American Society

Technology and American Society
Author: Gary Cross,Richard Szostak
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781351249096
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Release: 2018-12-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Providing a global perspective on the development of American technology, Technology and American Society offers a historical narrative detailing major technological transformations over the last three centuries. With coverage devoted to both dramatic breakthroughs and incremental innovations, authors Gary Cross and Rick Szostak analyze the cause-and-effect relationship of technological change and its role in the constant drive for improvement and modernization. This fully-updated 3rd edition extends coverage of industry, home, office, agriculture, transport, constructions, and services into the twenty-first century, concluding with a new chapter on recent electronic and technological advances. Technology and American Society remains the ideal introduction to the myriad interactions of technological advancement with social, economic, cultural, and military change throughout the course of American history.

Technology and Society

Technology and Society
Author: Deborah G. Johnson,Jameson M. Wetmore
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9780262303385
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Release: 2008-10-17
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

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An anthology of writings by thinkers ranging from Freeman Dyson to Bruno Latour that focuses on the interconnections of technology, society, and values and how these may affect the future. Technological change does not happen in a vacuum; decisions about which technologies to develop, fund, market, and use engage ideas about values as well as calculations of costs and benefits. This anthology focuses on the interconnections of technology, society, and values. It offers writings by authorities as varied as Freeman Dyson, Laurence Lessig, Bruno Latour, and Judy Wajcman that will introduce readers to recent thinking about technology and provide them with conceptual tools, a theoretical framework, and knowledge to help understand how technology shapes society and how society shapes technology. It offers readers a new perspective on such current issues as globalization, the balance between security and privacy, environmental justice, and poverty in the developing world. The careful ordering of the selections and the editors' introductions give Technology and Society a coherence and flow that is unusual in anthologies. The book is suitable for use in undergraduate courses in STS and other disciplines. The selections begin with predictions of the future that range from forecasts of technological utopia to cautionary tales. These are followed by writings that explore the complexity of sociotechnical systems, presenting a picture of how technology and society work in step, shaping and being shaped by one another. Finally, the book goes back to considerations of the future, discussing twenty-first-century challenges that include nanotechnology, the role of citizens in technological decisions, and the technologies of human enhancement.

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000113796605
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Technological Society

The Technological Society
Author: Jacques Ellul
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780593315682
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Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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As insightful and wise today as it was when originally published in 1954, Jacques Ellul's The Technological Society has become a classic in its field, laying the groundwork for all other studies of technology and society that have followed. Ellul offers a penetrating analysis of our technological civilization, showing how technology—which began innocuously enough as a servant of humankind—threatens to overthrow humanity itself in its ongoing creation of an environment that meets its own ends. No conversation about the dangers of technology and its unavoidable effects on society can begin without a careful reading of this book. "A magnificent book . . . He goes through one human activity after another and shows how it has been technicized, rendered efficient, and diminished in the process.”—Harper's “One of the most important books of the second half of the twentieth-century. In it, Jacques Ellul convincingly demonstrates that technology, which we continue to conceptualize as the servant of man, will overthrow everything that prevents the internal logic of its development, including humanity itself—unless we take necessary steps to move human society out of the environment that 'technique' is creating to meet its own needs.”—The Nation “A description of the way in which technology has become completely autonomous and is in the process of taking over the traditional values of every society without exception, subverting and suppressing these values to produce at last a monolithic world culture in which all non-technological difference and variety are mere appearance.”—Los Angeles Free Press

Technology and Society

Technology and Society
Author: Andrew Ede
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781108425605
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Release: 2019-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Celebrates the creativity of humanity by examining the history of technology as a strategy to solve real-world problems.

12th American Society for Information Science Technology Special Interest Group Classification Research

12th American Society for Information Science   Technology  Special Interest Group Classification Research
Author: American Society for Information Science. Special Interest Group/Classification Research
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:59477706
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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American Journal of Medical Technology majalah

American Journal of Medical Technology  majalah
Author: American Society for Medical Technology
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:959781419
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Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Dialogues Concerning Science Technology and Intellect in American Society s and Military s Future

Dialogues Concerning Science  Technology  and Intellect in American Society s and Military s Future
Author: Bruce J. West,Chris Arney,Kira Hutchinson
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781527567382
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Release: 2021-03-11
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

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This book presents distinctive perspectives and voices concerning the nature, utility, and limitations of science and technology in national security, as well as outlining the nature of science and technology’s interdependency with military operations. These dialogues are particularly timely during this period of transition for the US military in which these implicit ideas are molding the Army Futures Command and similar other service agencies. The design decisions being made to equip, train, educate, deploy, and lead the future force need wisdom from experienced scientists, engineers, and innovators. This book addresses fundamental issues such as the relationship between scientific advances and technological innovation and the roles of science and technology in a modern society and the military.

America Transformed

America Transformed
Author: Dean A. Herrin
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0784405298
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Release: 2002
Editor: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Language: en

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Herrin (former staff historian for the Historic American Engineering Record program) presents an illustrative history of the engineering infrastructure of the 19th century United States. Photographs and drawings provide details of aqueducts, mills, bridges, mines, manufacturing devices, railroads, canals, dams, water works, and other structural asp

Beyond Imported Magic

Beyond Imported Magic
Author: Eden Medina,Ivan Da Costa Marques,Christina Holmes
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9780262325516
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Release: 2014-08-15
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

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Studies challenging the idea that technology and science flow only from global North to South. The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the global North to the global South—the view of technology as “imported magic.” They describe not only alternate pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but also how ideas and technologies circulate in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of these issues, and their examination of specific Latin American experiences with science and technology, offer a broader, more nuanced understanding of how science, technology, politics, and power interact in the past and present. The essays in this book use methods from history and the social sciences to investigate forms of local creation and use of technologies; the circulation of ideas, people, and artifacts in local and global networks; and hybrid technologies and forms of knowledge production. They address such topics as the work of female forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting technology in the late nineteenth century; the design, use, and meaning of the XO Laptops created and distributed by the One Laptop per Child Program; and the development of nuclear energy in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile. Contributors Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiarán, João Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox Hall, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Díaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, María Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Pérez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, Edna Suárez Díaz, Hernán Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck

PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS 46TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS  46TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:847561572
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Cultural Technologies

Cultural Technologies
Author: Göran Bolin
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781136302961
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Release: 2012-09-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology. Within the chapters of the book cultures of technology and cultural technologies are discussed, focussing on a variety of examples, from varied national contexts. The book brings together internationally recognised scholars from the social sciences and humanities, covering diverse themes such as intellectual property, server farms and search engines, cultural technologies and epistemology, virtual embassies, surveillance, peer-to-peer file-sharing, sound media and nostalgia and much more. It contains both historical and contemporary analyses of technological phenomena as well as epistemological discussions on the uses of technology.

Radioactive Waste Technology

Radioactive Waste Technology
Author: A. Alan Moghissi,American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages: 705
ISBN: OCLC:923324603
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Collection of Publications

Collection of Publications
Author: American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:14339623
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Information and American Democracy

Information and American Democracy
Author: Bruce Bimber,Associate Professor of Political Science Bruce Bimber
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0521804922
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Release: 2003-02-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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This 2003 book assesses the consequences of new information technologies for American democracy in a way that is theoretical and also historically grounded. The author argues that new technologies have produced the fourth in a series of 'information revolutions' in the US, stretching back to the founding. Each of these, he argues, led to important structural changes in politics. After re-interpreting historical American political development from the perspective of evolving characteristics of information and political communications, the author evaluates effects of the Internet and related new media. The analysis shows that the use of new technologies is contributing to 'post-bureaucratic' political organization and fundamental changes in the structure of political interests. The author's conclusions tie together scholarship on parties, interest groups, bureaucracy, collective action, and political behavior with new theory and evidence about politics in the information age.

Media Technology and Society

Media Technology and Society
Author: Brian Winston
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781134766338
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Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Challenging the popular myth of a present-day 'information revolution', Media Technology and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in the social impact of technological change. Winston argues that the development of new media forms, from the telegraph and the telephone to computers, satellite and virtual reality, is the product of a constant play-off between social necessity and suppression: the unwritten law by which new technologies are introduced into society only insofar as their disruptive potential is limited.

Science Technology and Society

Science  Technology  and Society
Author: David D. Kumar,Daryl E. Chubin
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0306461730
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Release: 2000-04-30
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

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This volume will take a comprehensive view of STS education, the goals of which are manifold, and include making science and technology literacy available for all Americans, preparing those not bound for college to compete successfully in an increasingly science-and technology-oriented global market, and equipping the average person with the information necessary for making informed personal and policy decisions concerning the role of science and technology in society.

Algorithms and the End of Politics

Algorithms and the End of Politics
Author: Timcke, Scott
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781529215328
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Release: 2021-02-15
Editor: Policy Press
Language: en

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As the US contends with issues of populism and de-democratization, this timely study considers the impacts of digital technologies on the country’s politics and society. Timcke provides a Marxist analysis of the rise of digital media, social networks and technology giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. He looks at the impact of these new platforms and technologies on their users who have made them among the most valuable firms in the world. Offering bold new thinking across data politics and digital and economic sociology, this is a powerful demonstration of how algorithms have come to shape everyday life and political legitimacy in the US and beyond.

The American Journal of Medical Technology

The American Journal of Medical Technology
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCLA:31158000462423
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Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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