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Greening Frankenstein

Innovation for Sustainability

Seemann, Kurt, Parnell, Matthew, Marinova, Dora

2015, 250p. 25 illus., 5 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Addresses sustainability from a unique and innovative perspective
  • Connects education in technology with practical holism as a basis for educational and professional reform in the service of sustainability
  • Offers experience and examples of the issues raised due to the innovate combination of the writing team’s expertise
  • Argues for a transformation in policy that can and ought appeal to those seeking ideas to better manage the trajectory of climate change and the human actions that can help manage such changes
  • Recognises with fresh energy the potential of ideas from fringe cultures and indigenous ways of knowing that can transform the mainstream in how technology is viewed and often miss understood
This book aims to publish a new message and novel ideas into the literature that links design, technology and sustainability. We are aiming, through research and critical exposition, to articulate new conceptual tools to describe and critique the made world. The book targets policy, professional and academic audiences concerned with sustainability culture and practice. Through practical illustrations and our body of research we will offer alternative narratives for how we ought think about the meanings of the labels we use to define the made world (our frankenstein) and how our  'frankenstein' is systemically part of us and part of ecology by design and by nature. We will reveal to the reader how the technological world we have created is ontologically systemic and co-evolves necessarily with our ecology while it also transforms our human identity: we are part of technology, technology is part of us, and we are both part of ecology.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » innovation - policy - sustainability - systems - technacy

Related subjects » Innovation - Technology Management - Philosophy - Population Studies - Professional & Vocational Education

Table of contents 



Part 1: The Technology Problematic


1. Technology: Society’s Problem Child

2. Technology Perspectives

3. The Ethics of Technology


Part 2: Greening Frankenstein


4. Technology and Ignorance

5. Technology as a Way of Knowing

6. Technology as Human Culture


Part 3: With Technology, Purpose-and-Context is Everything


7. Technology: A Systems View

8. Technology and Social Change

9. Global Green Systems


Part 4: Technacy Education - Towards a Discipline of Applied Synthesis


10. Technacy:  Understanding the Problem Child

11. Technacy Practice

12. Technacy Education: Genre Theory and Development Phases of Innovation

13. Technacy in Professional Education





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