Information society, Information technology -- Social aspects, Technological innovations -- Social aspects, Technology -- Social aspects, Digital media -- Social aspects, Informationsgesellschaft, Soziologie, and Technische Innovation
Communication -- Social aspects, Mobile communication systems -- Social aspects, Information technology -- Social aspects, Communication / Social aspects, Globalisierung, Information technology / Social aspects, Mobile Telekommunikation, Mobile Telekommunikation / Gesellschaft / Soziale Rolle / Informationstechnik, Mobile communications sytems / Social aspects, and Sozialer Wandel
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States, Frontier and pioneer life -- Historiography -- United States, Technology -- Social aspects -- History -- United States, Technology -- Social aspects -- Historiography -- United States, Land settlement -- History -- United States, Land settlement -- Historiography -- United States, National characteristics, American, Geschichte, Siedlung, Nationalcharakter, Kolonisation, and Technik
Wirtschaftssoziologie, Resilienz, Informationsökonomie, Wirtschaftsphilosophie, Information technology / Social aspects, Reflection (Philosophy), Attention / Philosophy, Work / Philosophy, and Arts / Philosophy
"A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention--and our personal information--that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity. doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it). Odell sees our attention as the most precious--and overdrawn--resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind's role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent" "When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for personal branding, and products to be monetized, nothing can be quite so radical as . . . doing nothing. Here, Jenny Odell sends up a flare from the heart of Silicon Valley, delivering an action plan to resist capitalist narratives of productivity and techno-determinism, and to become more meaningfully connected in the process"
African Americans in literature, African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History, Human body -- Social aspects -- History -- United States, Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- History -- United States, Race awareness in literature, Race awareness -- History -- United States, Racism -- History -- United States, Technology -- Social aspects -- History -- United States, Körper, Symbol, Kultur, Geschichte, Ethnische Beziehungen, Rassismus, and Technik
Social media -- Religious aspects -- Islam, Mass media -- Religious aspects -- Islam, Islam -- 21st century, Technology -- Social aspects, Jihad -- History -- 21st century, Glaube, Islam, Social Media, and Autorität
Greenhalgh, Susan, Herausgeber and Zhang, Li, Herausgeber
Social Studies: General, Asian history, Central government policies, Science funding & policy, Technology: general issues, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Science & Technology Policy, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General, Science and state - China, Technology and state - China, Science - Social aspects - China, and Technology - Social aspects - China
Critical theory, Technology ; Philosophy, Technology ; Social aspects, and Electronic books
Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.
Science / Social aspects / Australia, Technology / Social aspects / Australia, Science and civilization, Public opinion / Australia, Essays, Science, Public opinion, and Technology
By definition scientists are an inquisitive lot. But what are the scientific curiosities and concerns on the minds of Australians? What worries them, baffles them, and sets their curiosity meter to 10 out of 10? To find out, the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) took the nation?s intellectual temperature, surveying 1186 Australians: men and women aged 18 to 65, from all education levels and locations around Australia. The results frame this book: a collection of essays covering the diverse areas of science Australians are curious about. Edited by eminent science writer Leigh Dayton and including a foreword from Australia's Chief Scientist, Ian Chubb. The collection covers a range of issues, including food and farming technology, environmental upheaval, health, fuel and energy technology and space exploration
Information technology / Political aspects / Australia, Information technology / Social aspects / Australia, Internet / Political aspects / Australia, Information society / Social aspects / Australia, Communication / Political aspects / Australia, Internet, Information society, Communication, Information technology, Australia / Politics and government, and Australia
Information and communications technologies are increasingly important in the Australian political landscape. From the adoption of new forms of electoral campaigning to the use of networking technology to organise social movements, media technology has the potential to radically change the way politics is conducted and experienced in this country. The first comprehensive volume on the impact of digital media on Australian politics, this book examines the way these technologies shape political communication, alter key public and private institutions, and serve as the new arena in which discursive and expressive political life is performed. Employing a range of theoretical perspectives, empirical data, and case examples, the book provides insights on political behaviour of Australia's elites, as well as the increasingly important politics of mirco-activism and social media. Energetic and fast-paced, the book draws together a wide range of Australian and international scholarship on the interface between communications technology and politics. Crossing several genres, the book will find a wide audience amongst scholars of both politics and communication, among public relations professionals, and with members of the media themselves