Popular perceptions of technology at the end of the 20th century

Popular perceptions of technology at the end of the 20th century

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Welcome to the Sprawl: Popular Perceptions of Technology at the end of the 20th century Tuesday, November 22, 11
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Outline • Recap–popular perceptions of technology in the 19th century • The abstractness of the category technology and large technological systems • Looking at the late 20th century popular perception of technology Tuesday, November 22, 11
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Recap • Popular perceptions of technology in the 19th century center on the use of technology • technology is not intrinsically good or bad it is all in who is using it • Progressive view of technology as the most important tool for creating progress in society gradually elides into the concept of technology as the measure of social progress Tuesday, November 22, 11
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Mechanical Arts vs. Technology Mechanical/Industrial arts: the term used in the 18th and 19th century to refer to machinery and its development. Closely tied to the artifact and the craft practices that produced it. Technology: comes into use at the end of the 19th century,
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Popular perceptions of technology at the end of the 20th century

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