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American Technological Sublime.

David E. Nye

American Technological Sublime.

by David E. Nye

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Published by M.I.T. P. .
Written in English


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Pagination23cm.384. 47ill. n.e.
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17276753M
ISBN 100262640341

The magnificent technological constructions that appeared in America awed people, as David E. Nye points out in his book American Technological Sublime (Cambridge, MA, ), and because of the force of technology and technological change, many people fell into the all too easy understanding that technology determined America’s subsequent. The American Robot argues that the deep history of robots has abetted both the literal replacement of humans by machines and the figurative transformation of humans into machines, connecting advances in technology and capitalism to individual and societal change. Look beneath the fears that fracture our society, Abnet tells us, and you’re.

David E. Nye is Professor of American History at the University of Southern Denmark. The winner of the Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the Society for the History of Technology, he is the author of Image Worlds: Corporate Identities at General Electric, (), Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, (), American Technological Sublime ( /5(41). Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk. In this Book. Additional Information. a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writing—the technological sublime. Table of .

This is a useful book, full of scope and sway, but marred in my reading by being written (too uncritically) from within the techno-euphoria and liberal pieties of American Studies confirming what is so exceptional and blessed about being American. As such, it is a book more about American pastoral (a la Leo Marx) than about the traumas and will to imperial and global domination of the sublime but David Nye is too /5. Book Review: American Technological Sublime by David E. Nye [Book Review] Joe Podolsky. Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 26 (1) () Abstract This article has no associated abstract. (fix it) Keywords No keywords specified (fix it) Categories European Philosophy.


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American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America.

American Technological Sublime is a book that can be profitably and enjoyably read by American Technological Sublime. book and general readersalike. It is an estimable piece of historical interpretation and writing and deserves a wide readership.— David Nasaw, Boston Globe — From the Back CoverCited by: American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America.4/5.

The American technological sublime is a construct that can be useful in understanding the often conflicted and ambivalent reactions of enthusiasm and anxiety, exaltation and depression, associated with the patterns of development experienced in the US in this transitory period.

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American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America.4/5(83). About the book: Nye (Center for American Studies, Odense U., Denmark) continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that he began in Electrifying America.

American Technological Sublime is a book that can be profitably and enjoyably read by specialists and general readersalike. It is an estimable piece of historical interpretation and writing and deserves a wide readership.

-- David Nasaw, Boston GlobeReviews: 2. Show synopsis American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America.

sumer sublime" to construct fantasies about a future where leisure would become a trademark of American culture. Nye's discussion of the evolution of the technological sublime is fascinating. So is his sub rosa challenge to American Studies. In a footnote, Nye tells us that this book is both an effort.

American Technological Sublime is a study of the politics of perception in industrial society. Arranged chronologically, it suggests that the sublime itself has a history - that sublime experiences are emotional configurations that emerge from new social and technological conditions, and that each new configuration to some extent undermines and displaces the older versions.

Technology has long played a central role in the formation of Americans' sense of selfhood. From the first canal systems through the moon landing, we have, for better or worse, derived unity from the common feeling of awe inspired by largescale applications of technological prowess.

American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David. As David Nye has documented in great detail in his book, American Technological Sublime (), Americans initially embraced the technological sublime with as much enthusiasm as they had embraced the natural sublime.

The admiration of the natural sublime, as it might be experienced in the Grand Canyon, was replaced by the sublime of the factory. Home SIGs SIGCAS ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society Vol.

26, No. 1 Book Review: American Technological Sublime by David E. Nye. article. Free Access. Book Review: American Technological Sublime by David E. Nye. Share on. Author: Joe Podolsky. View Profile. Authors Info & Affiliations. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

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Here Nye examines the continuing appeal of the "technological sublime" (a term coined by Perry Miller) as a key to the nation's history, using as examples the natural sites. Book Review: American Technological Sublime by David E.

Nye. [REVIEW] Joe Podolsky - - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 26 (1) The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present. Timothy M. Costelloe (ed.) - - Cambridge University Press. A quick Google brings up this thoughtful link: The Technological Sublime " In it, the author discusses the evolution of what has been called the sublime, first as an apprehension of something like the overwhelming grandeur of natu.

Burke and Turner would have recognized Rothman as a kindred spirit who reinterprets the sublime with a technological twist. For 19th-century landscape painters, the sublime .Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk Joseph Tabbi Focusing on works by Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, Joseph McElroy, and Don DeLillo, Joseph Tabbi finds that a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writing--the technological sublime.