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    • Amusing Ourselves to Death

    • Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
    • By: Neil Postman
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In this eloquent and persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs, and how "entertainment values" have corrupted the very way we think. As politics, news, religion, education, and commerce are given less and less expression in the form of the printed word, they are rapidly being reshaped to suit the requirements of television.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book read far too fast

    • By discerning reader on 14-03-17

    Regular price: £13.69

    • Technopoly

    • The Surrender of Culture to Technology
    • By: Neil Postman
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, Postman chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it. According to Postman, technology is rapidly gaining sovereignty over social institutions and national life to become self-justifying, self-perpetuating, and omnipresent. He warns that this will have radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, religion, family, education, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read!

    • By DB on 20-01-18

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Science and Technology

    • By: Neil Postman, Jane Metcalfe, Howard Rheingold, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Technology has a powerful capacity to affect the way we perceive the world and how it works. The authors and scientists in these interviews share their thoughts on computer-assisted communications technologies and the increasing capability of scientific technology to affect the world for good or ill. They also discuss the influence of cyberspace, virtual reality, and intelligent design. The interviewees include Neil Postman, Jane Metcalfe, Howard Rheingold, Mark Slouka, Andrew Kimbrell, Doug Groothius, Dean Kenyon, Philip Johnson, and Michael Behe.

    Regular price: £6.59