Other Paradises

Other Paradises Poetic approaches to thinking in a technological age Jessica Sequeira

Why do people choose to play with ideas considered antiquated? Why do they elect to act in non-productive ways? Perhaps the question can be asked in reverse: What comes to mind when we think of technology? That which is practical, efficient, invisible, fast, optimistic, constantly updated. So how can one explain the search for the opposite, that which is useless, inefficient, physically present, slow, dystopian, obsolete and governed by chance? The matter of what motivates the search for antiquated forms strikes deep into the heart of value. Are people simply following trends? Are they idiots? Are they sentimental? Are they artists? Are they interested in kitsch? Are they uninformed? Are they poets? Other Paradises is a collection of essays exploring imaginative responses to science and technology, and is about people who choose to build other paradises, fully conscious of the alternative they offer to the dominant paradigm of technological progress.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781785355851
Uitgever
John Hunt Publishing
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2018
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
160 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Politicologie

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