Cultural consequences of computing technology

AI and Society 28 (1):77-85 (2013)
Abstract
Computing technology is clearly a technical revolution but will most probably bring about a cultural revolution as well. The effects of this technology on human culture will be dramatic and far-reaching. Yet, computers and electronic networks are but the latest development in a long history of cognitive tools, such as writing and printing. We will examine this history, which exhibits long-term trends toward an increasing democratization of culture, before turning to today’s technology. Within this framework, we will analyze the probable effects of computing on culture: dynamical representations, generalized networking, constant modification and reproduction. To address the problems posed by this new technical environment, we will suggest possible remedies. In particular, the role of social institutions will be discussed, and we will outline the shape of new electronic institutions able to deal with the information flow on the internet.
Keywords Technology and culture  Cognitive tools  Electronic networks  Knowledge management  Social institutions  Collaborative systems
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,825
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Ingemar Nordin (1991). State, Technology, and Planning. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (4):458-475.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-02-14

Total downloads

6 ( #211,749 of 1,100,092 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #304,144 of 1,100,092 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.