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The Dark Side of Techno-Utopianism | The New Yorker
Big technological shifts have always empowered reformers. They have also empowered bigots, hucksters, and propagandists.
Facebook  4Chan  8Chan  printingpress  socialmedia  evolution  freespeech  review  critique  NewYorker  2019 
13 days ago by inspiral
How Technology Helped Martin Luther Change Christianity : NPR
Another story about how the 95 Theses went "viral" because of the printing press
printingpress  viral  circulation  religion  preditigal 
november 2016 by stevej27
Hypertext as an agent of change | A Working Library
But the technology we build inherits the social and political systems of the world we inhabit: it is not a pristine, perfect, clear-eyed utopia. It is as messy, sexist, racist, and fucked up as we are.
values  values-in-design  privacy  racism  techdel  typography  hypertext  printingpress 
september 2014 by npdoty
Annette Vee, "Literacy and Technology," Graduate, University of Pittsburgh
This graduate class explores what it means to read and write in a digital age and the rhetorical possibilities of various new media. It encourages students to use new tools to present their ideas.
graduate  DigitalHumanities  2012  sstutsmansyllabi  EnglishDept  SeyMourPapert  ChristinaHaas  StuartSelber  LisaGitelman  literacy  engagement  historyofthebook  printingpress  ElizabethEisenstein  DavidVincent  NewMedia  visualization  composition  Rhetoric  MatthewKirschenbaum  tools  EspenAarseth  WhatisReading?  NKatherineHayles 
april 2013 by sstutsman
The culture of the copy
On the printing press, the Internet & the impact of duplication.
to-read  internet  culture  history  printingpress 
january 2013 by mirthe
Explore – An animated history of glasses – or, why you owe...
An animated history of glasses – or, why you owe your enhanced vision to Isaac Newton
history  printingpress  technology  science  from twitter_favs
october 2012 by kerim
Information overload, the early years - The Boston Globe
The printing press brought a load of new texts onto the market. The modern index was invented to cope with this flood of new information
informationoverload  history  printingpress 
november 2010 by iankennedy
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky
When we shift our attention from ’save newspapers’ to ’save society’, the imperative changes from ‘preserve the current institutions’ to ‘do whatever works.’ And what works today isn’t the same as what used to work.
history  internet  social  newspapers  printingpress  journalism 
march 2009 by tulbox

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