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Man-made futures : readings in society, technology and design

Author: Nigel Cross; David Elliott; Robin Roy; Open University.
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 1974.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Man-made futures.
London : Hutchinson, 1974
(OCoLC)608754507
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Cross; David Elliott; Robin Roy; Open University.
ISBN: 0091212308 9780091212308 0091212316 9780091212315
OCLC Number: 1673839
Notes: Produced as an integral part of an Open University second-level course, Man-made futures: design and technology.
Description: 365 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Section 1. Technology and society --
Technology and industrial society --
The industrial society / Raymond Aron --
Utopia and technology : reflections on the conquest of nature / Willial Leiss --
Technical dilemmas and social responses / Robin Clarke --
Technology change --
Futureshock / Alvin Toffler --
The imperatives of technology / John Kenneth Galbraith --
The myth of autonomous technology / Seymour Melman --
Technology and economic growth / Nathan Rosenberg --
Technocratic society --
The technocracy / Theodore Roszak --
Technology, planning and organization / John Kenneth Galbraith --
Freedom and tyranny in a technological society / Jack Douglas --
Technology and the failure of the political system / Victor Ferkiss --
Post-industrial society and the future / Notes on the post-industrial society / Danile Bell --
The structural presence of post-industrial society / E.L. Trist --
The triumph of technology --
'can' implies 'ought' / Hasan Ozebekhan --
Inventing the future in spite of futurology / Krishan Kumar --
Section 2. Policy and participation --
Technology assessment and technological forecasting --
The management of technological progress / Harvey Brooks ... [et al.] --
Technology assessment : superfix or superfixation? / Brian Wynee --
Technology assessment and political power / Tony Benn --
Technological forecasting as a tool of social strategy / Robert Jungk --
Participation and the professional --
Priorities for research and technological development / Helmut Krauch --
A rationale for participation / Peter Stringer --
Reaching decisions about technological projects with social consequences / Marvin Manheim --
Planning and protest / John Page --
The participatory democracy --
Inventions for democracy / Nigel Calder --
Toward liberation / Robert Goodman --
Neighbourhood councils / Stephen Bodington --
Section 3. Design and technology --
The design activity --
The unselfconscious process / Christopher Alexander --
Design in the light of the year 2000 / Donald Schon --
The need for new methods / J. Christopher Jones --
Wicked problems / Horst Rittel and Melvin M. Webber --
The technological fix --
Can technology replace social engineering? / Alvin M. Weinberg --
Technological shortcuts / Amitai Etzioni --
Systems of power / Robert Boguslaw --
Design responsibility --
Machines for a creative society / M.W. Thring --
Areas of attack for responsible design / Victor Papanek --
Technological alternatives --
Liberatory technology / Murray Bookchin --
Alternative technology / Robin Clarke --
Convivial technology / Ivan Illich.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Cross, David Elliott and Robin Roy ; at [i.e. for] the Open University.

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