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Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor

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Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age puts the theoretical discussion of computer systems and information technology on a new footing. Shifting the discourse from its usual rationalistic framework, Richard Coyne shows how the conception, development, and application of computer systems is challenged and enhanced by postmodern philosophical thought. He places particular emphasis on the theory of metaphor, showing how it has more to offer than notions of method and models appropriated from science.

Coyne examines the entire range of contemporary philosophical thinking—including logical positivism, analytic philosophy, pragmatism, phenomenology, critical theory, hermeneutics, and deconstruction—comparing them and showing how they differ in their consequences for design and development issues in electronic communications, computer representation, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and multimedia. He also probes the claims made of information technology, including its presumptions of control, its so-called radicality, even its ability to make virtual worlds, and shows that many of these claims are poorly founded.

Among the writings Coyne visits are works by Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Gadamer, Derrida, Habermas, Rorty, and Foucault. He relates their views to information technology designers and critics such as Herbert Simon, Alan Kay, Terry Winograd, Hubert Dreyfus, and Joseph Weizenbaum. In particular, Coyne draws extensively from the writing of Martin Heidegger, who has presented one of the most radical critiques of technology to date.

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This work shows how the conception, development and application of computer systems is challenged and enhanced by postmodern philosophical thought. The author emphasizes the theory of metaphor, showing how it has more to offer than notions of methods and models appropriated from science.

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Among the writings Coyne visits are works by Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Gadamer, Derrida, Habermas, Rorty, and Foucault. He relates their views to information technology designers and critics such as Herbert Simon, Alan Kay, Terry Winograd, Hubert Dreyfus, and Joseph Weizenbaum. In particular, Coyne draws extensively from the writing of Martin Heidegger, who has presented one of the most radical critiques of technology to date.

About the Author

Richard Coyne is Professor and Chair of Architectural Computing, University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262032285
Subtitle:
From Method to Metaphor
Author:
Coyne, Richard
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Computer Industry
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
Subject:
System design
Copyright:
Series:
Leonardo Books
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19950928
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15
Pages:
413
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.75 lb
Age Level:
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"Synopsis" by , This work shows how the conception, development and application of computer systems is challenged and enhanced by postmodern philosophical thought. The author emphasizes the theory of metaphor, showing how it has more to offer than notions of methods and models appropriated from science.
"Synopsis" by , Among the writings Coyne visits are works by Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Gadamer, Derrida, Habermas, Rorty, and Foucault. He relates their views to information technology designers and critics such as Herbert Simon, Alan Kay, Terry Winograd, Hubert Dreyfus, and Joseph Weizenbaum. In particular, Coyne draws extensively from the writing of Martin Heidegger, who has presented one of the most radical critiques of technology to date.
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