Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Media, Technology and Society

Media, Technology and Society
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A very great book. This academic tome casts a different light on technology. We get the technology when we are ready for it. Winston uses the term supervening social necessity and shows that invention only make their mark when society (and industry) is ready for the concepts.

In art, what is the supervening social necessity for Damien Hirst and his animals in formaldehyde, or Tracy Emin's bed?

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