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Identity GamesGlobalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe

Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe

Aniko Imre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262090452
eISBN:
9780262255127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262090452.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Eastern Europe's historically unprecedented and accelerated transition from late communism to late capitalism, coupled with media globalization, set in motion a scramble for cultural identity and a ... More

Ignorance and SurpriseScience, Society, and Ecological Design

Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design

Matthias Gross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013482
eISBN:
9780262265911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Ignorance and surprise belong together: Surprises can make people aware of their own ignorance. And yet, perhaps paradoxically, a surprising event in scientific research—one that defies prediction or ... More

Imagery in the 21st Century

Imagery in the 21st Century

Oliver Grau (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015721
eISBN:
9780262315159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015721.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

We are surrounded by images as never before: On Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube; on thousands of television channels; in digital games and virtual worlds; and in media art and science. Without new ... More

Imperial TechnoscienceTransnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Amit Prasad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026956
eISBN:
9780262322065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026956.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the last four decades, during which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a cutting-edge medical technology and a cultural icon, technoscientific imaginaries and practices have undergone ... More

Instruction and TechnologyDesigns for Everyday Learning

Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning

Brad Mehlenbacher

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013949
eISBN:
9780262289634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013949.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The perpetual connectivity made possible by twenty-first-century technology has profoundly affected instruction and learning. Emerging technologies that upend traditional notions of communication and ... More

Instrumental CommunityProbe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology

Instrumental Community: Probe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology

Cyrus C. M. Mody

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134941
eISBN:
9780262298186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134941.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) has been hailed as the “key enabling discovery for nanotechnology,” the catalyst for a scientific field that attracts nearly USD 20 billion in funding each ... More

Invisible UsersYouth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana

Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana

Jenna Burrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017367
eISBN:
9780262301459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017367.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The urban youth frequenting the Internet cafés of Accra, Ghana, who are decidedly not members of their country's elite, use the Internet largely as a way to orchestrate encounters across distance and ... More

Living in a Material WorldEconomic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Trevor Pinch and Richard Swedberg (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162524
eISBN:
9780262281607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162524.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Although social scientists generally agree that technology plays a key role in the economy, economics and technology have yet to be brought together into a coherent framework that is both ... More

Mechanical SoundTechnology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Karin Bijsterveld

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Since the late nineteenth century, the sounds of technology have been the subject of complaints, regulation, and legislation. By the early 1900s, anti-noise leagues in Western Europe and North ... More

Media TechnologiesEssays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In recent years, scholarship around media technologies has finally shed the assumption that they are separate from and powerfully determining of social life, to look at them rather as the product of ... More

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