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Presentation

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Title: The Electric Dilemma: Electricity’s Role in Widening the Gulf Between the Modern and Non-Modern Worlds Abstract: The development of electrical inventions during the second Industrial Revolution influenced cultural perceptions of the modern and non-modern worlds, albeit rather negatively. As electricity became increasingly embedded in cityscapes, it contributed to a type of spiritual and metaphysical […]

Language and Communication

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

John Eisenberg’s take on the relationship between technology and human thought is a complex analysis that explores whether there is any way in which man can express his own thought without remaining attached to the technology of his time. As Eisenberg notes, communication technology shapes thinking; therefore, we are often confined to the boundaries of […]

Technics

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

All Of The Lights – Kanye West Music has been the most essential technic in my life. Posted above is a sample of the type of music I listen to on a daily basis. Although music nowadays is a product of technology, it still draws its inspiration from the human mind. Even though I am […]

Technology in the 21st Century

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Society’s infatuation with robotics has lasted for several decades, and the interest in creating lifelike robots, or humanoids, has increased tremendously in the past few years. Japan, for example, has made significant strides in the field of robotics, and the United States is not too far behind. Last year, The New York Times published an […]

Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” depicts an ordinary diner illuminated by extreme lighting. Though the depiction is that of a commonplace setting, the light places attention on the four figures within the building. As such, this particular emphasis places focus on the interior of the diner itself rather than the area outside it. In contrast to the […]

PowerPoint Presentation: Electricity

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Electricity

The Great Gatsby

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

One particular striking representation in The Great Gatsby that a technocritic can definitely focus on is the depiction of the valley of ashes in Chapter 2. The description of the valley embodies the very nature of industrialism and is symbolic of the socioeconomic gap between West Egg and the rest of New York . In […]

The Jungle

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

“There were weeks at a time when Jurgis went home after such a day as this with not more than two hours’ work to his credit–which meant about thirty- five cents. There were many days when the total was less than half an hour, and others when there was none at all. The general average […]

Victor Frankenstein

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Victor Frankenstein is a conflicted character who struggles to maintain control over his own creation. As a scientist, Frankenstein believes that he holds the key to discovering the secret of life. He attempts to understand every aspect of it, believing he can cheat the basic laws of life by reanimating the dead. When he successfully […]

A Clockwork Society

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Society in Relations to Mechanisms of a Clock When defined as a noun, clockwork is generally “a mechanism with spring or toothed gearwheels, used to drive a mechanical clock, toy, or other device.” Similarly, society is composed of hundreds and thousands of intricate apparatuses that, when combined together, produce some sort of uniform effect. This […]


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