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Exploring Technology and Social Space
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Exploring Technology and Social Space


Volume: 1

October 1997 | 231 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume offers a critical, philosophical and epistemological framework to understand better our relations to technology and social space.

John MacGregor Wise: focuses on the burgeoning technological assemblage of communication and information characterized by the Internet and cyberspace; draws on the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari and the actor-network sociology of Latour; and brings together diverse examples from cyborg films, television, museums, cyberspace and debates over a new world information and communication order. In the last chapter, the possibilities and limitations of human agency within the new wired world are described.

 
EPISTEME
 
Introduction
 
Slouching towards Tralfamadore
The Modern Episteme

 
 
Beyond the Modern Episteme
Space and Agency in the Land of the Cyborgs

 
 
Living in a Deleuzian World
 
ASSEMBLAGE
 
Making Television, Making History
AT&T Builds the Bomb

 
 
Communications
From SDI to NII through the MSI

 
 
Welcome to Your Assemblage
 
It's a Small World After All
Rethinking the NIICO and the GII

 
 
Conclusion
Technology is License to Forget

 

The author uses Deleuze and Guattari concepts to analyze space and technology. Also, concepts as cyborg and cyborg human relation are explored. A fascinating approach to technology and human positionality within this technological space

Mr Fergus Hogan
Department of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
November 18, 2015

An interesting and accessible introduction to Deleuzian ideas and approaches for understanding contemporary socio-technical entanglements.

Mr Steven Wright
Division for Health Research, Lancaster University
October 21, 2013

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