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The Resource Designing culture : the technological imagination at work, Anne Balsamo

Designing culture : the technological imagination at work, Anne Balsamo

Label
Designing culture : the technological imagination at work
Title
Designing culture
Title remainder
the technological imagination at work
Statement of responsibility
Anne Balsamo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Culture is 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 Culture is a manifesto for transforming educational programs and developing learning strategies adequate to the task of inspiring culturally attuned technological imaginations."--Pub. desc
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NcD/DLC
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1959-
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Balsamo, Anne Marie
Dewey number
306.4/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.B35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • indexes
  • bibliography
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Hocks, Mary E
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  • World Conference on Women
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological literacy
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Diffusion of Innovation
Label
Designing culture : the technological imagination at work, Anne Balsamo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title of accompanying documentary on DVD-ROM: Women of the world talk back : an interactive documentary about the NGO Forum at the United Nations, Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995. Produced by Anne Balsamo and Mary Hocks
Accompanying material
1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : taking culture seriously in the age of innovation -- Gendering the technological imagination -- The performance of innovation -- Public interactives and the design of technological literacies -- Designing learning : the university as a site of technocultural innovation -- Conclusion : the work of a book in a digital age
Control code
682893337
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780822344339
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010054445
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)682893337
System details
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X, Quicktime player
Label
Designing culture : the technological imagination at work, Anne Balsamo
Publication
Note
Title of accompanying documentary on DVD-ROM: Women of the world talk back : an interactive documentary about the NGO Forum at the United Nations, Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995. Produced by Anne Balsamo and Mary Hocks
Accompanying material
1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : taking culture seriously in the age of innovation -- Gendering the technological imagination -- The performance of innovation -- Public interactives and the design of technological literacies -- Designing learning : the university as a site of technocultural innovation -- Conclusion : the work of a book in a digital age
Control code
682893337
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780822344339
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010054445
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)682893337
System details
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X, Quicktime player

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