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Techno-fixers : origins and implications of technological faith

Autor: Sean Johnston
Editorial: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2020]
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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"A critical examination of modern faith in technology, Techno-Fixers evaluates past mistakes, present implications, and future opportunities for innovating societies."--
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Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Johnston, Sean, 1956-
Techno-fixers.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1125323650
Tipo de documento Libro
Todos autores / colaboradores: Sean Johnston
ISBN: 9780228001324 0228001323
Número OCLC: 1125323551
Descripción: xvi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenido: Modern times and technological faith --
Rational society : the technocrats and "technological social design" --
Mid-century confidences --
Engineering culture : Alvin Weinberg and the packaging of technological fixes --
Technological promises in popular culture --
Tracing life histories of technological choices --
Implications of technological confidence --
The future for fixing.
Responsabilidad: Sean F. Johnston.

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