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Introduction

Michael Hobday, Andrea Prencipe, and Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces systems integration as the main topic book and then sets the scene for the discussion of the main themes presented in the book such as modularity, technology, the theory of ... More


Technology in an Expanded Field: A Review of History ofTechnology Scholarship on Latin America in SelectedEnglish-Language Journals

Michael Lemon and Eden Medina

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Lemon and Medina analyze how two different academic communities, Latin American studies and the history of technology, have approached the telling of Latin American history of technology, based on a ... More


Introduction

Michael Hobday, Andrea Prencipe, and Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Introduces and sets the scene for the discussion of the main themes presented in the book.


Introduction: Beyond Imported Magic

Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introductory chapter to the edited volume Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America argues that understanding international science and technology ... More


The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Jeremy Black

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into ... More


Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the ... More


World History of Technology: Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus

Markus Krajewski and Charles Marcrum

in World Projects: Global Information before World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695935
eISBN:
9781452947501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695935.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus’s national index of Source Research on the History of Technology and Industry Inc. that collects and meticulously archives every bit of fact on ... More


Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Edward Beatty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the late nineteenth century, Mexicans quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many other goods and services ... More


Spaceflight, Millionaires, and National Defense: Robert Goddard’s Fund-Raising Program

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Robert Goddard was the American “father of liquid-fuel rocketry” and his career constituted the world’s first spaceflight development program. This chapter provides an economic analysis of Goddard’s ... More


Introduction

Helen Anne Curry

in Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390086
eISBN:
9780226390116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390116.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction outlines the aims of the book and situates it within the histories of plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology, American agriculture, and technological innovation. It explains why ... More


Conclusions: Careers from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima

Sean F. Johnston

in The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Anglo-Saxon atom experts, born during wartime secrecy, have always been contentious. The viability of the early ad hoc specialists was disputed; in secure post-war environments, their growing ... More


The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Sean F. Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book follows nuclear engineers, specialists in a field described by early participants as a ‘strange journey through Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘What Buck Rogers reads about when he reads’. Their ... More


Driving in Control

Karin Bijsterveld, Eefje Cleophas, Stefan Krebs, and Gijs Mom

in Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199925698
eISBN:
9780199350155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925698.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Psychology of Music

This chapter sets the stage by claiming that the relative silence in our noise-controlled cars secludes us from the world, while the sound of car radio, warning signals and other audio information ... More


Scientific Method as Cultural Innovation

Robert N. McCauley

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Consideration of scientific method as a cultural innovation requires examining the philosophy and sociology of science, anthropology, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology as well as the ... More


Digital Memory and the Archive

Wolfgang Ernst

Jussi Parikka (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677665
eISBN:
9781452948065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677665.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Ernst’s media theory, archaeology becomes archivological analysis that refuses to stay on the interface level. Instead, it reveals the technological conditions of our contemporary techniques of ... More


Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Frederick Dalzell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Over the course of a little less than twenty years, inventor Frank J. Sprague (1857–1934) achieved an astonishing series of technological breakthroughs—from pioneering work in self-governing motors ... More


The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

R. John Williams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The writers and artists described in this book are joined by a desire to embrace “Eastern” aesthetics as a means of redeeming “Western” technoculture. The assumption they all share is that at the ... More


Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Projit Bihari Mukharji

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226381794
eISBN:
9780226381824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226381824.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book explores the therapeutic change that transformed precolonial Kobiraji medicine into modern Ayurveda in the period between 1870 and 1930 in Bengal. The therapeutic change, the book argues, ... More


Archival Media Theory: An Introduction to Wolfgang Ernst’s Media Archaeology

Wolfgang Ernst

in Digital Memory and the Archive

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677665
eISBN:
9781452948065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677665.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An introduction to WE’s media theory in relation to German media theory, Kittler and the wider Digital Humanities debates


Introduction

Sean F. Johnston

in Holograms: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712763
eISBN:
9780191781131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712763.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter introduces the principal themes of the book. Holograms were the culmination of 150 years of visual technologies, during which imagery became increasingly scientific, accessible and ... More


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