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Greening Frankenstein: Innovation for Sustainability

By: Kurt Seemann (Author), Matthew Parnell (Author), Dora Marinova (Author)

250 pages, 5 colour & 20 b/w illustrations, 5 tables


Hardback | Dec 2012 | #200791 | ISBN-13: 9789400720121
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NHBS Price: £62.99 $77/€71 approx

About this book

This book aims to publish a new message and novel ideas into the literature that links design, technology and sustainability. We are aiming, through research and critical exposition, to articulate new conceptual tools to describe and critique the made world. The book targets policy, professional and academic audiences concerned with sustainability culture and practice.

Through practical illustrations and our body of research we will offer alternative narratives for how we ought think about the meanings of the labels we use to define the made world (our frankenstein) and how our 'frankenstein' is systemically part of us and part of ecology by design and by nature. We will reveal to the reader how the technological world we have created is ontologically systemic and co-evolves necessarily with our ecology while it also transforms our human identity: we are part of technology, technology is part of us, and we are both part of ecology.



Part 1: The Technology Problematic
1. Technology: Society's Problem Child
2. Technology Perspectives
3. The Ethics of Technology

Part 2: Greening Frankenstein
4. Technology and Ignorance
5. Technology as a Way of Knowing
6. Technology as Human Culture

Part 3: With Technology, Purpose-and-Context is Everything
7. Technology: A Systems View
8. Technology and Social Change
9. Global Green Systems

Part 4: Technacy Education - Towards a Discipline of Applied Synthesis
10. Technacy: Understanding the Problem Child
11. Technacy Practice
12. Technacy Education: Genre Theory and Development Phases of Innovation
13. Technacy in Professional Education


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