This page is an expansion of a page created by Dr. Frank Biocca at the University of North Carolina.
To the original page.
Innis was a Canadian theorist of techno-media, and served as a mentor for McLuhan.
Marshall McLuhan (disciple of Harold Innis). See Project McLuhan
McLuhan is the "patron saint" of Wired magazine and is considered a prophet of the electronic generation. Author of Understanding Media instant quote from the McLuhan.
Papert is a founding member of the MIT Media Laboratory and the LEGO Professor of
Learning Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lucky is vice-president of applied research at Bellcore, the research branch of the Bell operating companies.
Stoll is an author, including his most recent book, Silicon
Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway. His previous works have examined issues raised by computer hackers.
interview with Stoll.
Critics, Cassandras, and Prophets of Doom
Winner is a professor in the Department of Science & Technology studies at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, concentrating on the social and political issues generated by modern technological change.
Gibson is the author of Neuromancer, which coined the term "cyberspace".
Turkle is a Professor of Sociology at MIT who examines personas people assume when they are online.
Talbott is the author
of The Future Does Not Compute - classic dystopic book about the interfaces and the net
note: this page is maintained by the Talbott's publishing company, it is very simple
Sterling is a cyber journalist and author of The Hacker Crackdown. He is associated with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)