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Langdon Winner was born in San Luis Obispo, California on August 7, 1944. He has been a professor at Leiden, MIT, University of California, Los Angeles and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Winner lives in upstate New York. He is married to Gail P. His interests include science, technology, American popular culture, and theories of sustainability. Winner is known for his articles and books on science, technology, and society. He also spent several years as a reporter, rock music critic, and contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine. In 1980 Winner proposed that technologies embody social relations, i.
To the question he poses “Do Artifacts Have Politics? Winner identifies two ways in which artifacts can have politics. The first, involving technical arrangements and social order, concerns how the invention, design, or arrangement of artifacts or the larger system becomes a mechanism for settling the affairs of a community. Certain features of Winner’s thesis have been criticized by other scholars, including Bernward Joerges. Winner contributed piano and backing vocals to the hoax album The Masked Marauders created by Rolling Stone. Over the years one focus of Winner’s criticism has been the excessive use of technologies in the classroom, both in K-12 schools and higher education. Winner’s critique is well explained in his article “Information Technology and Educational Amnesia,” and expressed in his satirical lecture, “The Automatic Professor Machine. Reprinted in The Social Shaping of Technology, edited by Donald A.
Also adapted in Winner’s book “The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology”, University of Chicago Press, 1986. Social Constructivism: Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty,” Science as Culture, Vol. How Technology Reweaves the Fabric of Society,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 39, Issue 48, August 4, 1993, pp. Engineering Ethics and Political Imagination,” in Broad and Narrow Interpretations of Philosophy of Technology, edited by Paul T. Autonomous Technology: Technics-out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought, M. The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, University of Chicago Press, 1986. Technology and Democracy: Technology in the Public Sphere, co-edited with Andrew Feenberg and Torben Hviid Nielsen, Oslo: Center for Technology and Culture, 1997.
Audio: “New technologies and Real Democracy Now! 2014 Spanish thriller film directed by Alberto Rodríguez. It premiered in Spain on September 26, 2014. In 1980, Madrid homicide detectives Pedro Suarez and Juan Robles are sent to a ‘backwater’ town on the Guadalquivir Marshes in Spain’s ‘Deep South’ to investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters during the town’s festivities. Although Rodrigo and his wife Rocío say their daughters were average girls, the duo hear from the local police that they were known for their promiscuity, and from their friends that they had a deep urge to leave the town. Troubled and with no leads, the two attempt to spy on Quini, the handsome and suave former boyfriend of Carmen. Quini, now dating another town girl, Marina, manages to sneak up on the detectives after they’ve followed him and attempts to threaten them with a knife.