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March 13th, 2019 by: Annie Handmer

Wilderness or Open Space? Contextualising Environmental Concern in the Second Space Age

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2019.03.13.01 PDF: Handmer_Wildnerness or Open Space For millennia, anthropogenic creep has been slowly but surely transforming planet Earth from a living, breathing solar-system anomaly to a sort of mechanised, weaponised and plasticised cyborg. In this context the 500,000 trackable odds and ends that have been jettisoned, abandoned,…

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March 13th, 2019 by: Kathryn Carpenter

“Cesspools,” Springs, and Snaking Pipes

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2019.03.13.02 PDF: Carpenter_Cesspools The Hot Springs of Arkansas emerge from the hillside of Hot Springs Mountain, in the Ouachita Mountains about an hour’s drive from Little Rock. Although visitors today can only see a couple of “demonstration springs,” there once were 47 naturally occurring springs on the…

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December 20th, 2018 by: Eric SchatzbergLee Vinsel

Kranzberg’s First and Second Laws

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.12.20.01 PDF: Schatzberg_Vinsel_Kranzberg First and Second Laws Kranzberg’s First Law By Eric Schatzberg “Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral.” This gnomic pronouncement is probably the best known of Kranzberg’s six laws. A search on this phrase produces over 9000 hits on Google, and…

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December 20th, 2018 by: Dagmar SchaeferJonathan Coopersmith

Kranzberg’s Fifth and Fourth Laws

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.12.20.02 PDF: Schaefer_Coopersmith_Kranzberg Fifth and Fourth Laws Kranzberg’s Fifth Law By Dagmar Schaefer “All history is relevant, but the history of technology is the most relevant.” The farmer and the frog: or how Chinese farmers know all about Kranzberg’s Fifth Law. Before I even knew what the…

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December 20th, 2018 by: Laura Ann TwagiraMara Mills

Kranzberg’s Third and Sixth Laws

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.12.20.03 PDF: Twagira_Mills_Kranzberg Third and Sixth Laws Kranzberg’s Third Law By Laura Ann Twagira “Technology comes in packages, big and small” In 1986 Melvin Kranzberg wrote: “If we look into the history of any mechanical device, we find that the basic invention required other innovative changes to…

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December 20th, 2018 by: Hannah Rogers

Curating Art, Science, and Technology

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.12.20.04 PDF: Rogers_Curating Art Science and Technology Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons Exhibits on the history of technology make arguments for the future of technologies. Along with the turn toward material practice in a variety of humanities fields and the urgency of science and…

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