can we know to what extent tools have changed in the past?
Is there evidence for changes in how tools are used that
give us a clue such as the Cooper's tools [left above] or the computer card [right, above] to what shapes technological changes?
The technological transitions and changes in population over two million years.
California from the air and South China from the ground revealing rice growing fields.
China during the Tang Dynasty, a time of lasting technical innovations.
Renaissance influences on technology.
The impact on art and drawing.
Influences on craft.
J.M.W. Turner, Keelmen
Critique of contemporary technology.
Using this matrix you can begin to compare themes that authors share, or contrast the way different authors define the problems associated with comprehending the forces of technology in our lives & world.
Pursell | Pacey | Pacey–Meaning | Tenner | Postman–Tech | Postman–Television | Head | Eberhart | Snow | Kaku
Boulding on Snow
Long term technological
change is recorded in some excellent museums in
where artifacts, devices,instruments and implements are material evidence
changes in technical proficiency, design and function.
Pursell | Pacey–Meaning | Pacey | Tenner | Postman–Tech | Postman–Television | Head | Eberhart | Snow | Kaku
exist all around the world. There is
a portal that can be found at http://icom.museum/vlmp/world.html
A Hands on Science museum is at:
3601 Lyon St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Exhibits and activities: Bills itself as "the
museum of science, art, and human perception"; has hands-on
discovery of science and technology concepts, including complete
machine, wood, and electric shops with an amazing variety of tools
and skills, visible to guests through a Plexiglas shield.
Telkom has an
on line exploratorium! Its actually a place and a virtual place
all in one. "The Telkom Exploratorium is Africa's only hands on
telecommunications discovery center. Situated in the heart of Cape Town's
V&A Waterfront, the Exploratorium has many features and highlights.
The purpose of this web site is to give you a glimpse - an on-line adventure
of the world where technology and fun meet,..."
Smithsonian Institution in Washington
Museum in London
of artifacts from:
things African by BBC
before Islam: The Sasanians
A look at the Sasanian dynasty, which ruled Iran
before Islam and followed Zoroastrianism.
or the Cité
des Sciences et de l'Industrie -
Paris, France - is a museum and science
which houses the ... Experimentarium - and is a
world class facility for
the study of science concentrating on nature
The BBC runs several
programs about science available on line.
galleries are quite interesting for images of technology.
The Two Cultures
Pursell | Pacey–World | Postman | Head | Tenner |Pacey–meaning| Eberhart | Snow | Kaku | Boulding | Delillo | Kranzberg
| Postman–Tech | Postman–Television |