[iDC] Situated Bibliography and some film.

Martin Lucas mlucas at igc.org
Mon Sep 4 17:14:33 EDT 2006

This list is inspirational.  Here are some offerings including:

The Social Construction of Technological Systems
New directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
Ed. Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor Pinch
MIT Press, Cambridge, London 1987.
Many good articles including Hughes on The Evolution of Larger  
Technological Systems and Missile Acccuracy: A Case Study in the  
Social Processes of Technological Change. Donald MacKenzie.

American philosophy of technology : the empirical turn / edited by  
Hans Achterhuis ; translated by Robert P. Crease. Bloomington :  
Indiana University Press, 2001
This covers half a dozen Americans from Ihde to Winner from the POV  
of half a dozen of their Dutch collegues.  I found this a very useful  
text.  .

After-Images of the City Ed. Joan Ramon Resina and Dieter  
Ingenschay.  Cornell U. Press, Ithaca, London, 2003.
This book examines  how knowledge and public views of the city are  
formed and mediated.  Essays by Resina, Harvey, Jürgen Schlaeger and  
others looking at London, Berlin, Tijuana.  One of the books referred  
to is:
Liquid City  Marc Atkins and Iain Sinclair which is an  intriguing  
collaboration between the photographer and the avante garde  
novelist.  ‘Walks for their own sake, furiously enacted, but lacking  
agenda.” Reaktion Books, London 1999.

Situationist City Simon Sadler,  MIT Press, Cambridge, London, 1998.   
A look at the relationship between situationist thought, urbanism,  
architectural theory.  (My interest was sparked by an exhibit of  
Constant’s drawings at the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen.)

London by Patrick Keiller is a film meditation on Thatcherite  
London.  That film and a kind of sequel, Robinson in  Space are key   
texts for me.  Keiller is an architect whose understanding of the  
relationship between the image, the built world, economics and power  
is unique in film.  A book version of Robinson in Space is avaiable  
from Reaktion as well.


Marty Lucas

On Sep 1, 2006, at 6:24 PM, Trebor Scholz wrote:

> For my students I started a bibliography of new media: it is  
> grouped by
> topical orientation and books appear alongside related art projects.
> <http://tinyurl.com/fcny8>
> A short list of readings:
> Wenger, E., McDermott, R., Snyder, W. (2002) Cultivating  
> Communities of
> Practice. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
> Ellul, J. (1964) The Technological Society. New York: Vintage Books.
> Ellul's deterministic classic warns of the social implications of
> technology, in fact arguing that technology's internal logic and
> efficiency may not meet real human needs.
> Willinsky, J. (2006) The Access Principle. The Case for Open Access to
> Research and Scholarship. Cambridge: MIT Press.
> Willinsky makes the case for open access, arguing that the fruits of
> scholarship should be shared with a widest possible audience.
> Standage, T. (1998) The Victorian Internet. The Remarkable Story of  
> the
> Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's Online Pioneers. New York:
> Berkley Books.
> Going beyond the Internet hype, this book examines the way in which
> people have communicated across distances for centuries.
> Keeble, L., Loader, B. eds. (2001) Community Informatics. Shaping
> Computer-Mediated Social Relations. London: Routledge.
> This book addresses issues such as the rise of networked  
> individualism,
> computer-mediated self-help, and participation in the information
> society.
> Tenner, E. (2003) Our Own Devices. How Technology Remakes Humanity.  
> New
> York: Vintage Books.
>> From reclining chairs, keyboards, and eyeglasses to helmets, Tenner
> investigates the history of invention of everyday objects. He examines
> our relationship to these objects: the way we are shaped by them  
> and how
> we, in turn, shape them.
> Winner, L. (1977) Autonomous Technology. Technics-out-of-Control as a
> Theme of Political Thought.
> This book deals with uncontrolled technological development, the
> relationship between society and technology.
> Sterling, B. (2005) Shaping Things. Cambridge: MIT Press.
> Gilmore, D. (2004) We the Media. Grassroots journalism by the people,
> for the people. Cambridge: O'Reilly.
> The book on effective citizen journalism.
> Warschauer, M. (2003) Technology and Social Inclusion. Rethinking the
> Digital Divide. Cambridge: MIT Press.
> Mark Warschauer's insightful book outlines the preconditions for
> participation in Internet cultures, a detailed look at the gap between
> the information have and have-nots, updating our understanding of the
> digital divide.
> Gitelman, L. (1999) Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines.  
> Representing
> Technology in the Edison Era. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
> This study of machines for writing at the end of the 19th century in
> America explores the relationship between textuality and technology.
> Feenberg, A. (2002) Transforming Technology. Oxford: Oxford University
> Press.
> Feenberg addresses the question of neutrality of technology and  
> renders
> the influence that technology has on our daily lives.
> Ferre, F. (1995) Philosophy of Technology. Athens: The University of
> Georgia Press.
> Ihde, D. (1993) Philosophy of Technology. An Introduction. New York:
> Paragon House.
> Brown, J. S., Duguid, P. (2002) The Social Life of Information.  
> Boston:
> Harvard Business School Press.
> Examining the social implications of technology, this book is  
> described
> as an antidote to all digital silliness.
> Wegner, E. (1998) Communities of Practice. Learning, Meaning, and
> Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
> Wegners argues for the term "community of practice" in the context of
> knowledge production.
> Hardin, R. (1982) Collective Action. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins  
> Press.
> =
> There are also links to several readings specific to mobile devices  
> at:
> <http://del.icio.us/Trebor/Mobile_Devices>
> Best,
> Trebor Scholz
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