Readings

Benjamin, W. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” In Illuminations, edited by Hannah Arendt, 217-251 New York: Schocken Books, 1968.

Latour, Bruno and Jim Johnson “Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer“, Social Problems, Vol. 35, No. 3, Special Issue: The Sociology of Science and Technology. (Jun., 1988), pp. 298-310.

Marx, Leo. “ The Idea of ‘Technology’ and Postmodern Pessimism,” in Does Technology Drive History?: The Dilemma of Technological Determinism, ed. Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1994), 237–257.

Smith, Merritt Roe. “Technological Determinism in American Culture,” in Does Technology Drive History?: The Dilemma of Technological Determinism, ed. Leo Marx and Merritt Roe Smith (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1994), 1–35. (same PDF as Marx above)