A radical pro-nature social change in human thinking is becoming necessary with a systematic increase in mechanised living or 'technophilia
', which is the direct opposite of 'biophilia' (Cohen, 2003).
Towards the centre lurks the Nature Conservancy, also celebrated by corporations for its enthusiastic technophilia
, champion of the anthropocentric principle that Nature in its wild state no longer exists and that humans are not mere stewards of the natural world but its designer and manager, based of course on "green" principles (mainly cleaning up and restraining polluters).
Ron Eglash (2009) uses the term "oppositional technophilia
" for minority groups' practices of hacking received technologies.
What's more, in remaining loyal to old-fashioned accoutrements like pen, ink, and paper, Woolf and Joyce demonstrate an attachment to composition's pre-modern materiality--an attachment sharply at odds with modernism's well-documented technophilia
. (10) What resurfaces in such scenes of writing is a scrawling, scribbling, doodling praxis too often eclipsed by the eventualities of type and reproduction.
I watched the original recently, and I reckon it struck a nerve in the 90s for two reasons: (a) its impressively expansive, Blade Runner -ish look, and (b) its excitable technophilia
-- those were the brink-of-the-internet days when we all said things like 'information superhighway' -- typified in the melding of (wo)man and machine.
Previous studies of Pylon frequently view the figure of the aeroplane as representative of wider technology--an "icon of technology" as Zoltan Simon puts it (50)--hence shifting much of critical discussion towards technophobia and technophilia
. Michael Zeitlin, for instance, sees the aeroplane as being alienating and hostile and asserts that "Faulkner anticipates Orwell in representing modernity's ominous technologies for controlling, surveying and manipulating its subjects" (16).
Ullman E (1997) Close to the Machine: Technophilia
and Its Discontents: A Memoir.
Do we need another book critiquing revolutions in military affairs (RMAs) as unrealistic technophilia
? Do we need another book parsing the meaning of cyber power?
Cooke's task therefore becomes accounting for the return to forms of "tribalism" amidst modern, "occidental-style" commercialism and technophilia