Culture on the Brink: Ideologies of Technology (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #9)
Not a handbook for technologists, this is an engaging examination of some of the most critical questions facing society's infrastructure and soul. These compelling essays by cultural critics, scientists, and artists reinforce how the effects of technoculture must be contended with if we are to understand and actively participate in the sweeping changes our society faces today. The issues covered, among them technology and the new world order, information, artificiality and science, and politics of the body and identity, are each directly relevant to the experience of modern culture.
Contributions by Laurie Anderson, Stanley Aronowitz, Gretchen Bender, Gary Chapman, James Der Derian, Timothy Druckrey, Billy Klüver, Les Levidow, R. C. Lewontin, Joan H. Marks, Margaret Morse, Simon Penny, Kevin Robins, Avital Ronell, Tricia Rose, Andrew Ross, Elaine Scarry, Herbert I. Schiller, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Paula A. Treichler, Langdon Winner, and Kathleen Woodward