Everyday Technology

Everyday Technology Author David Arnold
ISBN-10 9780226922034
Release 2013-06-07
Pages 224
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In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now celebrated tract Hind Swaraj, laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization. Despite his protestations, Western technology endured and helped to make India one of the leading economies in our globalized world. Few would question the dominant role that technology plays in modern life, but to fully understand how India first advanced into technological modernity, argues David Arnold, we must consider the technology of the everyday. Everyday Technology is a pioneering account of how small machines and consumer goods that originated in Europe and North America became objects of everyday use in India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rather than investigate “big” technologies such as railways and irrigation projects, Arnold examines the assimilation and appropriation of bicycles, rice mills, sewing machines, and typewriters in India, and follows their impact on the ways in which people worked and traveled, the clothes they wore, and the kind of food they ate. But the effects of these machines were not limited to the daily rituals of Indian society, and Arnold demonstrates how such small-scale technologies became integral to new ways of thinking about class, race, and gender, as well as about the politics of colonial rule and Indian nationhood. Arnold’s fascinating book offers new perspectives on the globalization of modern technologies and shows us that to truly understand what modernity became, we need to look at the everyday experiences of people in all walks of life, taking stock of how they repurposed small technologies to reinvent their world and themselves.



Everyday Technology for Independence and Care

Everyday Technology for Independence and Care Author G.J. Gelderblom
ISBN-10 9781607508144
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 1280
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Numbers of the elderly and people with disabilities in our society are growing. Technological solutions have an increasingly important role in supporting this group of individuals in their daily life, to ensure both independence and adequate care. For this reason the 11th European Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) focuses on the following topic: ‘Everyday Technology for Independence and Care’. This volume publishes the proceedings of the 2011 AAATE conference, exploring the relationship between care and technology: monitoring technology, public information systems on assistive technology in various European countries, the socio-economic outcomes of assistive technology and policy, advanced technologies (ICT and robotics), various technological approaches to cognitive and visual impairments, technology for mobility, Design for All approaches, technology from the user perspective and various aspects of service delivery. The AAATE’s mission is to stimulate the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of people with disabilities, including the elderly, and to improve both the position of users of assistive technology in our society and the quality of care.



How Things Work

How Things Work Author John Langone
ISBN-10 0792255690
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 192
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From the household appliances we use every day to state-of-the-art scientific instruments that span galazies or peer deep into the subatomic world, this wide-ranging, wonderfully illustrated book explores and explicates the many technologies that shape every aspect of modern life.



Cell Phone Culture

Cell Phone Culture Author Gerard Goggin
ISBN-10 9781136798702
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 240
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Providing the first comprehensive, accessible, and international introduction to cell phone culture and theory, this book is and clear and sophisticated overview of mobile telecommunications, putting the technology in historical and technical context. Interdisciplinary in its conceptual framework, Cell Phone Culture draws on a wide range of national, regional, and international examples, to carefully explore the new forms of consumption and use of communication and media technology that the phenomenon of mobiles represents. This fascinating biography of an important cultural object: adopts an integrated multiperspective approach considers the mobile phone and its history, production, design, consumption and representation examines the implications in contemporary media convergence such as digital photography an mobile internet. Also reflecting on the challenges and provocations of mobile phone technology and use, this is an absolute must read for any student of media studies, cultural studies or technology.



Technicolor

Technicolor Author Alondra Nelson
ISBN-10 0814736041
Release 2001-03-01
Pages 205
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The cultural impact of new information and communication technologies has been a constant topic of debate, but questions of race and ethnicity remain a critical absence. TechniColor fills this gap by exploring the relationship between race and technology. From Indian H-1B Workers and Detroit techno music to karaoke and the Chicano interneta, TechniColor's specific case studies document the ways in which people of color actually use technology. The results rupture such racial stereotypes as Asian whiz-kids and Black and Latino techno-phobes, while fundamentally challenging many widely-held theoretical and political assumptions. Incorporating a broader definition of technology and technological practices--to include not only those technologies thought to create "revolutions" (computer hardware and software) but also cars, cellular phones, and other everyday technologies--TechniColor reflects the larger history of technology use by people of color. Contributors: Vivek Bald, Ben Chappell, Beth Coleman, McLean Greaves, Logan Hill, Alicia Headlam Hines, Karen Hossfeld, Amitava Kumar, Casey Man Kong Lum, Alondra Nelson, Mimi Nguyen, Guillermo Goméz-Peña, Tricia Rose, Andrew Ross, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, and Ben Williams.



National Geographic s how things work

National Geographic s how things work Author John Langone
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050716268
Release 1999-06-01
Pages 271
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For all those who are curious about how the everyday machines around them work, this eminently browsable, lavishly illustrated guide provides the answers. 300 full-color photos. 100 diagrams.



Everyday Technology

Everyday Technology Author Pennie Stoyles
ISBN-10 1608705676
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 32
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"Introduces readers to the many different types of energy used in everyday technology, including light, sound, heat, and electrical energies"--Provided by publisher.



Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life

Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life Author Phillip Vannini
ISBN-10 143310301X
Release 2009
Pages 253
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Focusing on the technoculture of everyday life, this book attempts to zero in on the simplicity and the habitual character of the interaction between humans and material objects, which is often assumed or taken for granted. Because objects are always meaningful in the pragmatic use to which they are directed, the material world of everyday life can be seen as a technoculture of its own – one made of behaviors as simple, and yet as significant, as using a lawnmower, or decorating one’s body. In discussing the unique methodological components of the ethnography of the technoculture of everyday life, this book begins a dialogue on how we can examine – from the participants’ perspective – the interconnections between social agents, their technological/material practices, their material objects or technics, and their social and material environment.



Material Participation Technology the Environment and Everyday Publics

Material Participation  Technology  the Environment and Everyday Publics Author N. Marres
ISBN-10 9781137480743
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 211
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This book develops a fresh perspective on everyday forms of engagement, one that foregrounds the role of objects, technologies and settings in democracy. Examining a range of devices, from smart meters to eco-homes, the book sets out new concepts and methods for analyzing the relations between participation, innovation and the environment.



Inventors of Everyday Technology

Inventors of Everyday Technology Author Heather S. Morrison
ISBN-10 1502606607
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 144
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Inventions come in all shapes and sizes. During human history, there have been many inventions that have improved the lives of men, women, and children, and that are used on a daily scale. Some of the most important technologies developed were in the house. From the light bulb to television, air-conditioning to the camera, household objects have influenced societies around the world. This book discusses key inventors of everyday inventions and the ways in which they inspired modern society.



Everyday Lies and Everyday Technology in the Community

Everyday Lies and Everyday Technology in the Community Author Thompson Cavage Ritchie
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924094630922
Release 2004
Pages 66
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Everyday Lies and Everyday Technology in the Community has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Everyday Lies and Everyday Technology in the Community also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Everyday Lies and Everyday Technology in the Community book for free.



Getting Connected

Getting Connected Author Nova Scotia Centre on Aging
ISBN-10 OCLC:49891664
Release 2002
Pages 73
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Getting Connected has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Getting Connected also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Getting Connected book for free.



Radical Technologies

Radical Technologies Author Adam Greenfield
ISBN-10 9781784780470
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 368
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A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We already depend on the smartphone to navigate every aspect of our existence. We’re told that innovations—from augmented-reality interfaces and virtual assistants to autonomous delivery drones and self-driving cars—will make life easier, more convenient and more productive. 3D printing promises unprecedented control over the form and distribution of matter, while the blockchain stands to revolutionize everything from the recording and exchange of value to the way we organize the mundane realities of the day to day. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human. Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield’s timely guide clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront —and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.



Media Technology and Everyday Life in Europe

Media  Technology and Everyday Life in Europe Author Roger Silverstone
ISBN-10 9781351918886
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 256
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The importance of the daily experience of new information and communication technologies is highlighted by this timely volume. The book is based on work carried out in the European Media Technology and Everyday Life Network and is structured round a series of seven empirical case studies drawn from research within Europe. The application of this perspective draws attention not just to the significance of information and communication technologies for a mature understanding of the conduct of everyday life in contemporary Europe, but also for the significance of that understanding for the development of communication and information policy. The research makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of a core dimension of European society as well as informing on-going and important debates on the nature of the relationship between the social and the technological in the information and communication arena.



Video Cultures

Video Cultures Author D. Buckingham
ISBN-10 9780230244696
Release 2009-10-09
Pages 241
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Over the past decade, there has been a huge increase in ordinary people's access to video production technology. These essays explore the theoretical significance of this trend and its impact on society, as well as examining a wide range of case studies, from camcorders and camera phones to YouTube and citizen journalism.



Practices of Place

Practices of Place Author Brendan Christopher Gaughen
ISBN-10 OCLC:951780623
Release 2016
Pages 442
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This study examines four distinct ways people have encountered and interacted with place and explores how these experiences are impacted by certain technologies, paying close attention to the human experience of mobility. A fundamental idea in this study is that mobility is a crucial component to human identity and it is too limiting to view mobility as an abstraction absent of lived experience, as many postmodern theorists have done. Viewing mobility as an interrelation between people, place, and technology that shapes human beings and the physical environment, this study seeks to show how certain interactions with place contribute to a sense of self and identity for the individuals and communities discussed therein. The primary attempt in this study is to demonstrate how and why place is used in different ways by different people through various acts of mobility. Many of these practices, I believe, emerge as a response to postmodernity, even if their participants are unaware of larger structural processes. These practices are attempts to create stable meanings, definitions, and identities, to make known the unknown, to provide people with a sense of agency and autonomy, and give aspects of permanence to the ephemeral all in order to resist the destabilization, uncertainty, and powerlessness that exist in the present. Employing strategies such as bricolage and poetics, the human actors described in this study employ various practices of place in order to create meaning for themselves and the places they inhabit. This interdisciplinary project contributes to discourses of human geography, digital humanities, and material culture by locating previously unexplored intersections and relationships between place, practice, mobility, technology, and the human experience of being in place.



English for Technology

English for Technology Author Jean Owensby
ISBN-10 0768500087
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 146
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English for Technology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from English for Technology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full English for Technology book for free.