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High technology and low income communities : prospects for the positive use of advanced information technology

Author: Donald A Schön
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : MIT Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How will low-income communities be affected by the waves of social, economic, political, and cultural change that surround the new information technologies? How can we influence the outcome? This action-oriented book identifies the key issues, explores the evidence, and suggests some answers. Avoiding both utopianism and despair, the book presents the voices of technology enthusiasts and skeptics, as well as social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress (Cambridge/Mass., 1996)
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Schön
ISBN: 026269199X 9780262691994
OCLC Number: 231765918
Description: XVII, 411 S. : ill., Kt.
Contents: Part 1 Setting the context: the informational city as a dual city - can it be reversed?, Manuel Castells; changing geographies - technology and income, Peter Hall; centre cities as havens and traps for low-income communities - the potential impact of advanced information technology, Julian Wolpert; the city of bits hypothesis, William J. Mitchell; information technology in historical perspective, Leo Marx. Part 2 Strategies of action: the question of access - equitable access to the online world, William J. Mitchell; governance and advanced information technology -information technologies that change relationships between low-income communities and the public and nonprofit agencies that serve them, Joseph Ferreira, Jr., planning support systems for low-income communities, Michael Shiffer; entrepreneurial potential - software entrepreneurship among the urban poor - could Bill Gates have succeeded if he were black?....or impoverished?, Alice H. Amsden and Jon Collins Clark; the educational computer - action knowledge and symbolic knowledge - the computer as mediator, Jeanne Bamberger; the community computer - the computer clubhouse - technological fluency in the inner city, Mitchel Resnick et al, computer as community memory - how people in very poor neighbourhoods made a computer their own, Bruno Tardieu, social empowerment through community networks, Alan Shaw and Michelle Shaw, commodity and community in personal computing, Sherry Turkle, approaches to community computing - bringing technology to low-income groups, Anne Beamish. Part 3 Conclusions: information technology and urban poverty - the role of public policy, Bish Sanyal and Donald A. Schon.
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