Doing Things Electronically

David Crowley

Abstract


Abstract: There is a tradition of inquiry in Canada focused on the wider questions of technology and society. This set of themes may again be relevant as we are drawn away from the form of monopoly practices associated with mass media and we begin to deal with the resurgence of social and technological activity centred around contemporary transformations of the book, the newspaper, and the broadcast. More often than not, the instrument of this challenge is the computer. What are the outlines of this development and how can we address its consequences? Résumé: Il y a une tradition au Canada de recherches qui portent sur le domaine assez vaste de technologie et société. Cette tradition peut nous servir, comme nous nous éloignons de recherches sur les formes que prennent les pratiques monopolistiques reliées aux médias, et commençons à nous adresser à la renaissance d'activités sociales et technologiques centrées sur les transformations contemporaines du livre, du journal et de la télévision. Le catalyseur de cette renaissance, c'est en grande partie l'ordinateur. Quels sont les contours de ces transformations et comment adresser ses conséquences?

Keywords


Technology studies/Communication technologies; Books; Newspapers; Media; Modernity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.1994v19n1a791

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