Neil Postman
Chapter 2.  Technopoly:  The Broken Defenses

Neil Postman is chair of the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University's School of Education and a well-known writer and media critic.  Apart from chairing the department, he is also professor of media ecology.  Postman has been designated a "University Professor" at NYU, a special standing awarded to a faculty member who is considered a valuable university resource and is qualified to teach a wider range of courses than his departmental designation implies.  In 1988 and 1989 he was the Laurence Lombard Visiting Professor of The Press and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  He is the author of 18 books  including The Disappearance of Childhood, Amusing Ourselves to Death,Conscientious Objections, Technopoly, and No Gods to Serve: The Quest for Meaning in Education.

Links:

Biography of Postman on the NYU School of Education site.

Review of Technopoly, by Scott London, independent journalist and radio producer.

Brief excerpt from Amusing Ourselves to Death.

"Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change," address to New Tech 98 (a conference), Denver, Colorado (March 27, 1998).

Neil Postman Ponders High Tech: On Line Forum from PBS Newshour, 1996.

Page devoted to comments on Technopoly where you can add your own comments

Transcript of interview about Technopoly from C-SPAN's "Booknotes,"
August 30, 1992.

"Media Influence," links to information about Postman on MCS--the Media and Communications Site at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

"Neil Postman is No Progressive," by Jay Walljasper, Conscious Choice, January 2000.



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