A Technoculture Reading List
Last updated August 24, 1998
The books, periodicals, and web sites collected below represent an excellent starting point for anyone interested in technoculture.

BOOKS (31 entries)

  Basalla, G. (1988). The evolution of technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  Carrol, J. & Broadhead, R. (1997). 1998 Canadian internet handbook. Toronto: Prentice Hall.

  Coyne, R. (1995). Designing information technology in the postmodern age: From method to metaphor. Cambridge: MIT Press.

  de Kerckhove, D. (1995). The skin of culture: Investigating the new electronic reality. Toronto: Somerhill House Publishing.

  de Kerckhove, D. (1997). Connected intelligence: The arrival of the web society. Toronto: Somerhill House Publishing.

  Denning, P.J., & Metcalfe, R.M. (Eds.).  (1997).  Beyond calculation: Fifty years of computing.  New York:  Springer-Verlag.

  Dertouzos, M. (1997). What will be: How the new world of information will change our lives. New York: HarperCollins Publishing.

  Feenberg, A., & Hannay, A. (Eds.). (1995). Technology and the politics of knowledge. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

  Furger, R. (1998). Does Jane compute?: Preserving our daughters’ place in the cyber revolution. New York: Warner Books.

  Gates, B. (1996). The road ahead (Rev. ed.). New York: Penguin Books.

  Gelertner, D. (1998). Machine beauty: Elegance and the heart of technology. New York: Basic Books.

  Johnson, S. (1997). Interface culture: How technology transforms the way we create and communicate. New York: HarperCollins.

  Kroker, A., & Kroker, M. (Eds.). (1997). Digital Delirium. Montreal: New World Perspectives.

  Leeson, L. H. (Ed.). (1996). Clicking in: Hot links to a digital culture. Seattle: Bay Press

  Levinson, P. (1997). The soft edge: A natural history and future of the information revolution. New York: Routledge.

  Logan, R. (1995). The fifth language. Toronto: Stoddart.

  McLuhan, M. (1962). The Gutenberg galaxy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

  McLuhan, M. (1964). Understanding media: The extensions of man. London: MIT Press.

  Negroponte, N. (1995). Being digital. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

  Postman, N. (1992). Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology. New York: Random House.

  Postman, N. (1996). The end of education: Redefining the value of school. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

  Rawlins, G. J. E. (1996). Moths to the flame: The seductions of computer technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  Rawlins, G. J. E. (1997). Slaves of the machine: The quickening of computer technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  Rushkoff, D. (1997). Playing the future: How kids’ culture can teach us to thrive in an age of chaos.  New York: HarperCollins.

  Sardar, Z., & Ravetz, J. R. (Eds.). (1996). Cyberfutures: Culture and politics on the information superhighway. New York: NYU Press.

  Shenk, D. (1997). Data smog: Surviving the information glut. San Francisco, CA: HarperEdge.

  Stoll, C. (1996). Silicon snake oil: Second thoughts on the information highway. Toronto: Doubleday.

  Tapscott, D. (1997). Growing up digital: The rise of the net generation. Toronto: McGraw-Hill.

  Toffler, A. (1980). The third wave. New York: William Morrow and Co.

  Turkle, S. (1995). Life on the screen: Identity in the age of the Internet. New York: Simon and Shuster.

  Worzel, R. (1997). The next 20 years of your life. Toronto: Stoddart.

MAGAZINES (2 entries)


intelligent agent: interactive media in arts and education.

WEB RESOURCES (9 entries)

AXiS MUTATiS [On-line]. Available:  http://www.axismutatis.net/gate/04.html

 Digital Delirium [On-line]. Available: http://ctheory.com

 Growing Up Digital [On-line]. Available: http://www.growingupdigital.com

 Hotwired: Synapse [On-line]. Available: http://www.hotwired.com/synapse/

Issues in Digital Technology in Education – Course [On-line]. Available:  http://www.edu.yorku.ca/~rowstondigital.html

 NETFUTURE: Technology and Human Responsibility [On-line]. Available: http://www.ora.com/people/staff/stevet/netfuture/index.html

Nicholas Negroponte’s home page [On-line]. Available:  http://nicholas.www.media.mit.edu/people/nicholas/

Online version of “Being Digital” [On-line]. Available: http://www.obs-europa.de/obs/english/books/nn/bdcont.htm

Sherry Turkle’s home page [On-line].  Available: http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/sturkle/