[Humanist] 26.1003 imagining the new

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Apr 30 07:15:46 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 1003.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:15:33 +0100
        From: Tara Mc Pherson <tmcphers at usc.edu>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 26.1000 imagining the new
        In-Reply-To: <20130429045619.30EA22DFD at digitalhumanities.org>

I like this line of inquiry, both for how it helps us think the 'new' and also for how it reminds us that people shape the course of a technology's development in very real ways.  Jeanne Allen has an interesting article, 'The Social Matrix of Television,' in the collection Regarding Television that looks at the potential early uses for TV, including two-way broadcast, etc.  It's a sobering read, because she tracks policies that moved TV away from potentiality toward what it became.  Also great is Tom Streeter's 'Selling the Air' and the more well-known When Old Technologies Were New by Carolyn Marvin. 


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