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Introduction: The Promise of Making

Silvia M. Lindtner

in Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207674
eISBN:
9780691204956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207674.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the spatial and temporal contingencies of technological promise. The endurance of technological promise works through its displacement to sites ... More


The Mass-Market Maker Movement

Maurie J. Cohen

in The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Chapter 4 focuses on 3D printing, homecrafting, and other activities comprising the Maker Movement, which blurs the customary boundaries between production and consumption (sometimes known as ... More


How the marine chronometer was made

Jonathan Betts

in Marine Chronometers at Greenwich: A Catalogue of Marine Chronometers at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199641383
eISBN:
9780191845604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641383.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes the fascinating and highly skilled process of manufacture of a 19th century English marine chronometer. It covers the complete practice, from the sourcing of the raw materials ... More


Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Silvia M. Lindtner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207674
eISBN:
9780691204956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207674.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

How did China's mass manufacturing and “copycat” production become transformed, in the global tech imagination, from something holding the nation back to one of its key assets? This book offers a ... More


Conclusion: Disability Justice

Aimi Hamraie

in Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The contemporary maker movement seeks to democratize the means of technological production, but often promotes a very narrow view of who counts as a maker. My book traces maker practices in ... More


The Sounds of Zombie Media: Waste and the Sustainable Afterlives of Repurposed Technologies

Lauren Flood

in Audible Infrastructures: Music, Sound, Media

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190932633
eISBN:
9780190932671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932633.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter investigates how do-it-yourself (DIY) cultures in New York City and Berlin make sound and music with “zombie media,” or physical materials rescued from obsolescence that are recycled, ... More


The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Consumer society in the United States and other countries is receding due to demographic ageing, rising income inequality, political paralysis, and resource scarcity. Simultaneously steady jobs that ... More


Computers in education and learning

Ronald M. Baecker

in Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198827085
eISBN:
9780191917318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827085.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

As we have already hinted, computers and the internet have made profound changes in how we learn. We begin this topic by reviewing influential visions and early prototypes suggesting how technology ... More


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