9780822344452

Designing Culture : The Technological Imagination at Work

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780822344452

  • ISBN10:

    0822344459

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-28
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $25.95 Save up to $0.78
  • Buy New
    $25.17

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

The renowned cultural theorist and media designer Anne Balsamo maintains that technology and culture are inseparable; those who engage in technological innovation are designing the cultures of the future. Designing Cultureis a call for taking culture seriously in the design and development of innovative technologies. Balsamo contends that the wellspring of technological innovation is the technological imagination, a quality of mind that enables people to think with technology, To transform what is known into what is possible. She describes the technological imagination at work in several multimedia collaborations in which she was involved as a designer or developer. One of these entailed the creation of an interactive documentary For The NGO Forum held in conjunction with the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. (That documentary is included as a DVD in Designing Culture.) Balsamo also recounts the development of the interactive museum exhibit XFR: Experiments in the Future of Reading, created by the group RED (Research in Experimental Documents) at Xerox PARC. She speculates on what it would mean to cultivate imaginations as ingenious in creating new democratic cultural possibilities as they are in creating new kinds of technologies and digital media. Designing Cultureis a manifesto for transforming educational programs and developing learning strategies adequate To The task of inspiring culturally attuned technological imaginations.

Table of Contents

contents of designing culture.netp. vii
illustrationsp. ix
acknowledgmentsp. xi
introduction Taking Culture Seriously in the Age of Innovationp. 1
Gendering the Technological Imaginationp. 27
The Performance of Innovationp. 51
Public Interactives and the Design of Technological Literaciesp. 95
Designing Learning: The University as a Site of Technocultural Innovationp. 133
conclusion The Work of a Book in a Digital Agep. 185
notesp. 199
bibliographyp. 255
indexp. 279
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review