Technopoly

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030779735X
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Religion And Society

Author: Gerrie Ter Haar
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004161236
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It would not be incorrect to argue that the various ideologies of technology
actually interpellate and colonise the inherited discourses of Muslim ethics and
deploy these in an instrumentalist fashion. Ethics in the Grasp of Technology Neil
Postman in his very readable book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to
Technology tells us that technology is our friend for two reasons.6 First, it makes
life easier, cleaner and longer. Second, due to the intense and inevitable
relationship of ...

Computing And Educational Studies

Author: Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135487413
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MITSCASH University of Miami In Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to
Technology, Neil Postman chronicles the evolution of society as a toolusing
culture and the inevitable ascension of technology over society. He points out
that the glut of technologically generated information cannot be harnessed or
organized efficiently. He asserts that the sum total of stored information is
incommensurateasa collective bodyof knowledge for any purpose. Yet,
asasociety we tend tobelieve,at ...

Person Reference And Gender In Translation

Author: Marion Kremer
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 9783823349372
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1992a. Technopoly. The Surrender of Culture to Technology. New York: Knopf.
German translation: Das Technopol. Die Macht der Technologien und die
Entmundigung der Gesellschaft. 1992b. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Reinhard
Kaiser. Frankfurt/M.: S. Fischer. As the title suggests, this book deals with the
impact of technology on culture, with particular reference to the USA. The author
approaches the subject from the perspective of a theorist of communication and
education.

Eye On The Future

Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726560
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Technology and Popular Culture of the Future Joseph W. Slade Economic
downturns often increase American hostility toward technology, and the current
recession seems to be having that effect. The usually astute Neil Postman has
recently published Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1992), a
book whose insistence that rampant technology undermines the moral
foundations of society recalls the gloomy predictions of Jacques Ellul, father of a
technophobia that ...

Building A Popular Science Library Collection For High School To Adult Learners

Author: Gregg Sapp
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313289361
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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Knopf, 1992. 222 p.
0394582721. A "technopoly," according to the author, is a system in which
society embraces technology as a solution to all cultural problems. In such a
culture, technology overwhelms other areas of thought and expression, such as
art, philosophy, and morality. Postman claims that, in America today, we are close
to living in such a state. (BL v88 D 1, 1991 p657; LJ v117 Ja 1992 p!69; NYTBR
v97 My 10, 1992 ...

Ipod And Philosophy

Author: D. E. Wittkower
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697812
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are tools of our tools,” intones Neil Postman in Technopoly, his 1993 lament over
the advent of electronic and digital culture, adding lugubriously that new tools, or
technologies, “alter those deeply embedded habits of thought which give to a
culture its sense of what the world is like . . . of what is reasonable, of what is
necessary, of what is real.”1 As with everything that grumpy man ever wrote,
there is a grain of truth Postman's anti-technology rant, and few new “tools”
illustrate his ...

Media And Memory

Author: Joanne Garde-Hansen
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688889
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Schama's view has echoes of Neil Postman in Technopoly: The Surrender of
Culture to Technology (1992) in which he states that 'to teach the past simply as a
chronicle of indisputable, fragmented, and concrete events is to replicate the bias
of Technopoly, which largely denies our youth access to concepts and theories,
and to provide them only with a stream of meaningless events' (Postman 1992:
191). However, this seems a rather top-down response to how we engage with
history ...

Ecstasy Club

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789757437864
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When the young, hypertalented idealists who call themselves Ecstasy Club find an abandoned piano factory in Oakland, they make it the focus of a round-the-clock rave the likes of which the Bay Area has never seen before.