clarifying and shaping the cultural effects of technology innovationstudio facilitates the collaborative and individual study of new technology and culture. Work in this studio investigates how culture influence technology and how technology influences culture. Participants have real-time meetings on-line and in person to share work, discuss ideas, and offer support to each other. Online meetings currently use Skype for audio, video, and chat.
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- The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society by Manuel Castells ISBN 0199255776
- The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn ISBN 0226458083
- The Open Society and its Enemies by Karl Popper ISBN 0415290635
- This is not my official pick since I don't know a whole lot about this book. I've wanted to read Popper for a while, though, so I thought it'd throw it one. This one is supposed to come in two volumes and this is volume one. It's a bit confusing on Amazon. As I understand it, volume one is a critique of Plato and volume two is a critique of Marx & Co. The title reminded me of the recent panel on free culture and, from the little I know, there seems to be a connection.
- Cognition in the Wild by Edwin Hutchins ISBN 0262581469
- Sorry to keep adding. This is just another one of those books that people cite a lot.
- Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge by Karin Knorr-Cetina ISBN 0674258940
- The Culture Industry by Theodor Adorno ISBN 0415253802
- The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel Boorstin ISBN 0679741801
- Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies by Bruno Latour ISBN 067465336X
- Empire by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt ISBN 0674006712
- The Future of the Image by Jacques Ranciere ISBN 1844671070
- A Pattern Language ISBN 0195019199 or The Timeless Way of Building ISBN 0195024028 by Christopher Alexander
- Process and Reality (Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of Edinburgh During the Session 1927-28), by Alfred North Whitehead ISBN 0029345707
- From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, by Fred Turner ISBN 0226817415
- Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High Technology Capitalism, by Nick Dyer-Witheford ISBN 0252067959
- Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas, by Seymour Papert ISBN 0465046746
- iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era, by Mark Andrejevic ISBN 0700615288
- Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates, by Irving Goffman ISBN 0385000162
- Goffman informs the educative process through his explanation of socialization through the “total institution”. He uses anthropological methodology to capture the “education” or socialization of individuals in environments like penitentiaries, army basic training, military academies, insane asylums, etc. One could stretch to read the “total institution” as a technology whose purpose is to socialize or “change” the individual.
- Learning as Transformation: Critical Perspectives on a Theory in Progress, by Jack Mezirow et al. ISBN 0787948454
- Mezirow's collection of essays concern the "transformative" effects of learning on adults. Central to the argument is a "change in perspective" or a broadening of horizons. This work helps to inform the educative process through an examination of “transformation theory” that builds on earlier developmental psychology.
- The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations, by Samuel Huntington ISBN 0674817362
- On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, by Dave Grossman ISBN 0316330116
- Grossman's work informs the educative process through some interesting examinations of the "technologies" used to train soldiers for the act of killing in battle. He also has some interesting discussion on the impact of violence in video games.
- Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers, by Richard Neustadt and Ernest May ISBN 0029227917
- Group Cognition by Gerry Stahl ISBN 0262195399
- Acting with Technology by Victor Kaptelinin , Bonnie A. Nardi ISBN 0262112981
Genevieve Bell, Anthropologist and Intel researcher, discusses technology and culture change in this NY Times article.
Alexis Madrigal's blog article The Internet Is Changing the Scientific Method on Wired. (The article is a commentary on another editorial that is cited in Shneiderman, B. (2008) Science 2.0. Science. 319(5868). 1349-1350.)
- Book lists are always interesting to me, even if I disagree with them. This list definitely contains a number of good books that I would want to read. Sadly some of them are out of print.
- Conference on wiki researchers, contributors, users, etc. to be held at the Library of Alexandria, Egypt.
- Archive video from the Art, Technology & Culture Colloquium at UC Berkeley's Center for New Media.