Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations


  • Author: Nicholas Carr
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Engineering
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A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture.With razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley’s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade’s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy is “Carr’s best hits for those who missed the last decade of his stream of thoughtful commentary about our love affair with technology and its effect on our relationships” (Richard Cytowic, New York Journal of Books).Carr draws on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash, while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology. Carr’s favorite targets are those zealots who believe ...

Utopia Is Creepy  And Other Provocations

Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations


  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254556


Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations Book Description :

A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture. With razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley’s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade’s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy is “Carr’s best hits for those who missed the last decade of his stream of thoughtful commentary about our love affair with technology and its effect on our relationships” (Richard Cytowic, New York Journal of Books). Carr draws on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash, while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology. Carr’s favorite targets are those zealots who believ...

Does It Matter
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Does It Matter


  • Author : Nicholas G. Carr
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422129524


Does It Matter Book Description :

Over the last decade, and even since the bursting of the technology bubble, pundits, consultants, and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success. IT expert Nicholas G. Carr offers a radically different view in this eloquent and explosive book. As IT's power and presence have grown, he argues, its strategic relevance has actually decreased. IT has been transformed from a source of advantage into a commoditized "cost of doing business"--with huge implications for business management. Expanding on Carr's seminal Harvard Business Review article that generated a storm of controversy, Does IT Matter? provides a truly compelling--and unsettling--account of IT's changing business role and its leve...

The Big Switch  Rewiring the World  from Edison to Google
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Big Switch Rewiring the World from Edison to Google


  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393333947


The Big Switch Rewiring the World from Edison to Google Book Description :

Offers predictions about the shift from private computer systems to Internet-based networks for computer-based businesses, and how the change will impact economics, culture, and society....

The Glass Cage
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Glass Cage


  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473511088


The Glass Cage Book Description :

In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on our ability to learn and solve problems. In May 2009 an Airbus A330 passenger jet equipped with the latest ‘glass cockpit’ controls plummeted 30,000 feet into the Atlantic. The reason for the crash: the autopilot had routinely switched itself off. In fact, automation is everywhere – from the thermostat in our homes and the GPS in our phones to the algorithms of High Frequency Trading and self-driving cars. We now use it to diagnose patients, educate children, evaluate criminal evidence and fight wars. But psychological studies show that we perfo...

An American Utopia
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

An American Utopia


  • Author : Fredric Jameson
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784784546


An American Utopia Book Description :

Controversial manifesto by acclaimed cultural theorist debated by leading writers Fredric Jameson’s pathbreaking essay “An American Utopia” radically questions standard leftist notions of what constitutes an emancipated society. Advocated here are—among other things—universal conscription, the full acknowledgment of envy and resentment as a fundamental challenge to any communist society, and the acceptance that the division between work and leisure cannot be overcome. To create a new world, we must first change the way we envision the world. Jameson’s text is ideally placed to trigger a debate on the alternatives to global capitalism. In addition to Jameson’s essay, the volume includes responses from philosophers and political and cultu...

Educational Ills and the  Im possibility of Utopia

Educational Ills and the Im possibility of Utopia


  • Author : Joff Bradley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000052725


Educational Ills and the Im possibility of Utopia Book Description :

As a bold provocation to reimagine what the philosophy of education might mean in the 21st century, this book responds to the exhaustion of present theoretical models and indeed the degradation of fabulative thought in its current prospectus. The contributors, from Asia, the Americas, and Europe, proffer a frank response to the everyday reality of the classroom where teachers compete with electronic devices for the attention of students whose minds are literally elsewhere, cocooned in the noospheric ether. Outside of lecture halls the world is suffering the rise of fascism, panic, and anger driven by precarious employment, and a looming fatalism and resignation in the face of ecological calamity. These developments have led to an avalanche of psychic...

Utopia
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

Utopia


  • Author : Thomas More
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781291368819


Utopia Book Description :

This book is all about the fictional country called Utopia. It is a country with an ‘ideal’ form of communism, in which everything really does belong to everybody, everyone does the work they want to, and everyone is alright with that. This country uses gold for chamber pots and prison chains, pearls and diamonds for children’s playthings, and requires that a man and a woman see each other exactly as they are, naked, before getting married. This book gave the word ‘utopia’ the meaning of a perfect society, while the Greek word actually means ‘no place’. Enjoy listening to this story about a country that really is too good to be true....

Defined by a Hollow

Defined by a Hollow


  • Author : Darko Suvin
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3039114034


Defined by a Hollow Book Description :

This volume incorporates Darko Suvin's thinking on utopian horizons in fiction and on eutopian and dystopian readings of historical reality since the 1970s. While the focus is on the United States and the United Kingdom, the essays also draw on French, German and Russian sources. The book is composed of eighteen chapters, including four sets of poems. The chapters include heretic reflections on utopian fiction, science fiction and utopian studies, explorations of dystopias, and epistemological examinations of political standpoint. Throughout, plebeian history is the stance from which all the author's value judgements are made. The essays and poems engage with the empirical world and identify areas of hope. In a dark dystopian time, they reaffirm euto...

Utopian and Dystopian Themes in Tolkien   s Legendarium

Utopian and Dystopian Themes in Tolkien s Legendarium


  • Author : Mark Doyle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498598682


Utopian and Dystopian Themes in Tolkien s Legendarium Book Description :

Utopia and Dystopia in Tolkien’s Legendarium explores how Tolkien’s works speak to many modern people’s utopian desires despite the overwhelming dominance of dystopian literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It also examines how Tolkien’s malevolent societies in his legendarium have the unique ability to capture the fears and doubts that many people sense about the trajectory of modern society. Tolkien’s works do this by creating utopian and dystopian longing while also rejecting the stilted conventions of most literary utopias and dystopias. Utopia and Dystopia in Tolkien’s Legendarium traces these utopian and dystopian motifs through a variety of Tolkien’s works including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmaril...

Imaginary Communities

Imaginary Communities


  • Author : Phillip Wegner
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2002-06-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520926765


Imaginary Communities Book Description :

Drawing from literary history, social theory, and political critique, this far-reaching study explores the utopian narrative as a medium for understanding the social space of the modern nation-state. Considering the narrative utopia from its earliest manifestation in Thomas More's sixteenth-century work Utopia to some of the most influential utopias of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book is an astute study of a literary genre as well as a nuanced dialectical meditation on the history of utopian thinking as a quintessential history of modernity. As he unravels the dialectics at work in the utopian narrative, Wegner gives an ambitious synthetic discussion of theories of modernity, considering and evaluating the ideas of writers such ...