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Meaning in Technology

by Arnold Pacey

  • ISBN: 9780262161824
  • ISBN10: 0262161826

Meaning in Technology

by Arnold Pacey

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780262161824
  • ISBN10: 0262161826
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Description: In Meaning in Technology, Arnold Pacey explores how an individual's sense of purpose and meaning in life can affect the shape and use of technology. He argues against reductionism in interpreting technology in a human context, and for acknowledgment of the role of the human experience of purpose when it helps to express meaning in technology.

In the first part of the book, Pacey analyzes the direct experience of technology by individuals -- engineers, mathematicians, craft workers, and consumers. In the second part, he examines the contexts in which technology is used, relating technology to nature and society. He explores our sense of place and of our relationship with nature, environmental concerns, gender, and creativity. He concludes with a discussion of the possibilities of a more people-centered technology.

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