Adrift in the Technological Matrix
Technology continues to transform the world with a process that seems to be constantly accelerating. The struggle to understand the way the new computer and communications technologies are transforming the world is many-sided. What the essays collected in this issue of the 'Bucknell Review' attempt is a general cultural approach to the notion of ther being a technological matrix in which we all now find ourselves adrift and of which our experience is often dread. Adrift and dread are not single metaphors in the collection. In order to attempt this interrogation of the technological matrix, the essayists have drawn from a variety of disciplines- literature, philosophy, religion, art, media studies- while retaining the substantial contibutions of previous theorists of technology. The main thrust of this collection is to underscore the vast enrichment given to a study of the new technologies when approached from a broad cultural standpoint.
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Page 2 - BUCKNELL REVIEW is a scholarly interdisciplinary journal. Each issue is devoted to a major theme or movement in the humanities or sciences, or to two or three closely related topics. The editors invite heterodox, orthodox, and speculative ideas and welcome manuscripts from any enterprising scholar in the humanities and sciences. This journal is a member of the Conference of Editors of Learned Journals BUCKNELL REVIEW A Scholarly Journal of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Editor PAULINE FLETCHER Associate...