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Appletopia : media technology and the religious imagination of Steve Jobs

Author: Brett T Robinson
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long before others understood the potential of the personal computer, Jobs saw its true power. But it was his visionary use of media to explain technology to a hungry culture that revealed his singular genius. Robinson reconstructs Jobs' imagination for digital innovation in transcendent terms. From Zen Buddhism and Catholicism to dystopian and futurist thought, religion defined and branded Jobs' design methodology.
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Named Person: Steve Jobs; Steve Jobs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brett T Robinson
ISBN: 9781602588219 160258821X
OCLC Number: 828775811
Description: xi, 147 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: media technology and cultural change --
Macintosh myths --
Allegories for the information age --
iPod devotion --
Acoustic ecstasy and altered states --
iPhone worship --
"Touching is believing" --
Technology and religion --
Where the physical and metaphysical meet --
Conclusion: the paradox of technological belief --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Brett T. Robinson.

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Long before others understood the potential of the personal computer, Jobs saw its true power. But it was his visionary use of media to explain technology to a hungry culture that revealed his singular genius. Robinson reconstructs Jobs' imagination for digital innovation in transcendent terms. From Zen Buddhism and Catholicism to dystopian and futurist thought, religion defined and branded Jobs' design methodology.

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