The Resource The big disconnect : the story of technology and loneliness, Giles Slade

The big disconnect : the story of technology and loneliness, Giles Slade

Label
The big disconnect : the story of technology and loneliness
Title
The big disconnect
Title remainder
the story of technology and loneliness
Statement of responsibility
Giles Slade
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tablets, smart phones, and social networks all promise better opportunities to connect and stay connected. Yet what they really do is replace face-to-face interactions and disguise our growing inability to trust others. According to recent surveys, sixty million Americans, 20 percent of the population, feel sufficiently isolated to report that loneliness is a major source of unhappiness. In a sweeping overview that ranges from the late nineteenth century to the present, the author reveals how consumer technologies changed from analgesic devices that ameliorated the loneliness of a newly urban generation in the Gilded Age to prosthetic machines that act as substitutes for companionship in contemporary America. In a final investigative section, he describes ways in which some people are bucking the trend by consciously including interpersonal strategies that build empathy, community, and mutual acceptance. This interdisciplinary synthesis provides many insights into our increasingly artificial relationships and a vision of how we can rediscover genuine community and human empathy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slade, Giles
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.S577 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Household electronics
  • Human-machine systems
Label
The big disconnect : the story of technology and loneliness, Giles Slade
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Immortality and free will -- Breadcrumbs : Incunabula ; Self-serve ; Selling robots ; Closed cars ; Radio's "free" content ; Screens ; Stars -- Wired for sound : Music is technology ; Distance grooming ; Palliative music ; Accessibility in American music ; Factory whistle, factory noise ; Stars, music, and personality ; Canned music ; Solitary (acousmatic) listening -- Trusting machines : Trust in traditional societies ; Modern trust ; Modern alternatives to trust: professionalization ; Modern alternatives to trust: standardization ; Modern alternatives to trust: reliable machines ; National crisis of trust ; The arts and crafts of machines ; World without Oxytocin -- Conclusion: Machines as friends
Control code
ocn764387301
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781616145958
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012013319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)764387301
Label
The big disconnect : the story of technology and loneliness, Giles Slade
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Immortality and free will -- Breadcrumbs : Incunabula ; Self-serve ; Selling robots ; Closed cars ; Radio's "free" content ; Screens ; Stars -- Wired for sound : Music is technology ; Distance grooming ; Palliative music ; Accessibility in American music ; Factory whistle, factory noise ; Stars, music, and personality ; Canned music ; Solitary (acousmatic) listening -- Trusting machines : Trust in traditional societies ; Modern trust ; Modern alternatives to trust: professionalization ; Modern alternatives to trust: standardization ; Modern alternatives to trust: reliable machines ; National crisis of trust ; The arts and crafts of machines ; World without Oxytocin -- Conclusion: Machines as friends
Control code
ocn764387301
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781616145958
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012013319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)764387301

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