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Technology

Online activists guide to using the media

Do we need a contraceptive for the machine [1]? Or "why is everyone smiling?"

We receive important personal and social blessings from technology of all kinds, but for a quarter century we have been completely dominated by a seriously unexamined technology of which S

Chris Hables Gray, 'Cyborg Citizen'

Routledge 2002; ISBN 0 415 91978 9; US$19.95

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Trainstopping by text

In recent years the German anti-nuclear movement has been quite successful in organising nonviolent actions against Castor-transports en route to the intermediary storagehall for nuclear waste in G

Knowledge is power

One morning, during the recent invasion of Iraq, I was at home when I idly flipped the tv on.”Daytime tv!” I thought - haven't seen this for a good while.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, 'Tyranny of the Moment - Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age'

Pluto Press 2001. ISBN 0 7453 1774 X, 180pp, £10.99

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Tim Jordan, 'Activism! - Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society'

Reaktion Books 2002. ISBN 1 86189 122 9, 164pp, £12.95

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Thomas Harding, 'The Video Activist Handbook'

second edition, Pluto Press 2001. ISBN 0745317707 300pp

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Between technophilia and technophobia: cyborg citizenship

Technology has only become important to utopian proposals recently, but they have always depended on instrumentalist and rationalistic thinking.