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Technological Visions: The Hopes and Fears That Shape New Technologies [Paperback]

Marita Sturken , Douglas Thomas , Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Technological Visions and the Rhetoric of the New - Marita Sturken and Douglas Thomas 1. "Spinning" Technology: What We Are Not Thinking about When We Are Thinking about Computers - Sherry Turkle 2. Sow's Ears from Silk Purses: The Strange Alchemy of Technological Visionaries - Langdon Winner 3. Mediums and Media - Jeffrey Sconce 4. Mobilities of Time and Space: Technologies of the Modern and the Postmodern - Marita Sturken 5. Man-made Futures, Man-made Pasts - Lord Asa Briggs 6. Portable TV: Studies in Domestic Space Travels - Lynn Spigel 7. Science Fiction Film and the Technological Imagination - Vivian Sobchack 8. Technological Prediction: A Promethean Problem - David E. Nye 9. The Future of Prediction - John Perry Barlow 10. Penguins, Predictions, and Technological Optimism: A Skeptic's View - Wendy M. Grossman 11. Information Superhighways, Virtual Communities, and Digital Libraries: Information Society Metaphors as Political Rhetoric - Peter Lyman 12. Rethinking the Cyberbody: Hackers, Viruses, and Cultural Anxiety - Douglas Thomas 13. Peaceable Kingdoms and New Information Technologies: Prospects for the Nation-State - Carolyn Marvin 14. Somewhere There's a Place for Us: Sexual Minorities and the Internet - Larry Gross 15. Surfin' the Net: Children, Parental Obsolescence, and Citizenship - Sarah Banet-Weiser 16. When the Virtual Isn't Enough - Katie Hafner 17. Place Matters: Journeys through Global and Local Spaces - Richard Chabr'an and Romelia Salinas 18. The Globalization of Everyday Life: Vision and Reality - Jennifer Gibbs, Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Joo-Young Jung, Yong-Chan Kim, and Jack Linchaun Qiu About the Contributors Index

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