Technology and politics teacher

Neil Postman on | contemporary use of living space | terror | loss of rural lands | our values

Solar electric collector on a German home, Rothenburg, 2004.

The modern vista: seen here cars and automotive engineering have priority in our organization of the pace of life and the space we allocate for effective services to our communities.


High speed interchange of superhighways in the suburbs: Phoenix, Arizona, 2001. [JVS. 2001]

Topography of terror

Far from being freed by devices, some authors such as Joan Didion have argued that we are lost, if not trapped, in the "mechanics of everyday life".

Leo Marx, The Machine in the Garden.

The rural is replaced by the suburban sprawl and transportation dominated by machines reorders lives as well as landscape patterns.

Analyzing landscapes to recover hidden features.

Technology's capacity to change physical space.

Technology's impacts on perceptions.

Postman's arguments:

Amusing ourselves | Technopoly thesis | Technopoly summary

Critical links for my courses

Vocabulary one of many pages devoted to words you need to know for success in the class.

Metaphors are crucial to use and interpret in your writing

Body of knowledge, such as: ecology, history, bio-history, biology, economics, science.

Methods are the means we have to test our assumptions.

A new grammar for our experiences may be necessary to develop?

Carbon as a new currency for our post-indistrial world?

When writing: always consider | Writing Criteria: listed as a form | Free writing | Writing from texts