Search results for “Culture and technology”

Culture and Technology: A PrimerFrom mobile phones to surveillance cameras, from fracking to genetically modified food, we live in an age of intense debate about technology’s place in our culture. Culture and Technology is an essential guide to that debate and its fascinating history. It is a primer for beginners and an invaluable resource for those deeply committed to understanding the new digital culture. The award-winning first edition (2005) has been comprehensively updated to incorporate new technologies and contemporar…

Culture and TechnologyWe are ‘going virtual’ in more and more areas of our lives – from shopping to education, filing systems to love affairs. How can we assess the relationship between technology and culture when culture is so imbued with technology? This clear, concise and readable text aims to offer the student a one-stop guide through this complex and slippery terrain. Introducing a wealth of theoretical perspectives in a lucid and engaging style and covering a range of topical, challenging and intriguing example…

Culture and TechnologyFrom genetically modified food to weapons of mass destruction, we live in an age of intense debate about technology’s place in our culture. While the technologies have changed, these debates go back hundreds of years, and their assumptions have become deeply entrenched in our culture.Culture + Technology is an essential guide to the fascinating history of these debates, and offers new perspectives that give readers the tools they need to make informed decisions about the role of technology in ou…

Leonardo to the Internet: Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)Historian Thomas J. Misa’s sweeping history of the relationship between technology and society over the past 500 years reveals how technological innovations have shaped―and have been shaped by―the cultures in which they arose. Spanning the preindustrial past, the age of scientific, political, and industrial revolutions, as well as the more recent eras of imperialism, modernism, and global security, this compelling work evaluates what Misa calls “the question of technology.”Misa brings his …

Media Now: Understanding Media, Culture, and TechnologyProviding a thorough explanation of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society, MEDIA NOW: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA, CULTURE, AND TECHNOLOGY, 9e empowers you to think critically about the media and its effects on culture. It provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s global media environment and the ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry?and affect your everyday life. With its cutting-…

Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration: On the Tipping Point of Transformation (Foster a Learner-Focused Culture with Technology)Now is the time to transform school culture! By combining the capacities of the PLC at WorkTM process and powerful technology tools, teams of educators can meaningfully modify teaching and learning. Realize the potential of virtual collaboration to support the PLC process, and discover research-based strategies that teams of educators can implement to meet contemporary challenges in collaboration. Using technology, create conditions that foster constant teacher learning. Educators will enhance t…

Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and PracticeCulture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice provides readers with an overview of the research on culture, learning, and technology (CLT) and introduces the concept of culture-related theoretical frameworks. In 13 chapters, the book explores the theoretical and philosophical views of CLT, presents research studies that examine various aspects of CLT, and showcases projects that employ best practices in CLT. Written for researchers and students in the fields of Educational Technology…

Thumbelina: The Culture and Technology of MillennialsThe title of this timely and thought-provoking book, a French bestseller, refers to schoolgirls sending text messages to their friends on their smart phones. Michel Serres, one of France’s most important living intellectuals, uses this image to get at something far broader: that humans are formed and shaped by technologies, and that with the advent of computers, smart phones, and the Internet, a new human is being born.These new humans beings are our children—thumbelina (petite poucette) and t…

Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer TechnologyDigital technology has become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Our increasingly fast-paced world seems more and more remote from the world narrated in Scripture. But despite its pervasiveness, there remains a dearth of theological reflection about computer technology and what it means to live as a faithful Christian in a digitally-saturated society. In this thoughtful and timely book, Derek Schuurman provides a brief theology of technology, rooted in the Reformed tradition and oriented arou…

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper PlaceMaking conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It’s about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world’s knowledge at our fingertips. And it’s definitely not just about the kids.Drawing on in-depth original research from the Barna Group, Andy Crouch shows readers that the…