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The false promises of the digital revolution : how computers transform education, work, and international development in ways that are ecologically unsustainable - C. A. Bowers
Call Number: HM 851 .B786 2014
Publication Date: Peter Lang, [2014]
The False Promises of the Digital Revolution examines what currently goes largely unnoticed because of the many important uses of digital technologies.

While many people interpret digital technologies as accelerating the global rate of progress, C. A. Bowers focuses attention on how they reinforce the deep and ecologically problematic cultural assumptions of the West: the myth of progress, the substitution of data for different cultural traditions of wisdom, the connections between print and abstract thinking, the myth of individual autonomy, the conduit view of language that hides how words (metaphors) reproduce earlier misconceptions, and a Social Darwinian justification for colonizing other cultures that is now leading to armed resistance – which, in turn, strengthens the ties between corporations, the military, and the computer science industry.

The book also investigates how to understand the cultural non-neutrality of digital technologies; how print and the emphasis on data undermine awareness of the tacit information pathways between cultural and natural ecologies; and how to identify educational reforms that will contribute to a more informed public about the uses of digital technologies. (16 Apr)

 

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Inside the writers' room : conversations with American TV writers - Christina Kallas (Editor)
Call Number: PN 1992.7 .K24 2014
Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
15 Apr

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Second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies - Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
Call Number: HC 79 .I55 .B796 2014
ISBN: 9780393239355
Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
17 Apr

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Transparenzgesellschaft [= Transparency society] - Byung-Chul Han
Call Number: HM 661 .H36 2013
Publication Date: Matthes & Seitz, 2013
17 Apr

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Winning the story wars : why those who tell--and live--the best stories will rule the future - Jonah Sachs
Call Number: HF 5415 .S223 2012
Publication Date: Harvard Business Review Press, c2012
16 Apr

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Word from our sponsor : admen, advertising, and the golden age of radio - Cynthia B. Meyers
Call Number: HF 6146 .R3 .M49 2014
Publication Date: Fordham University Press, 2014
11 Apr

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