Bibliography on Technology

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  • Ellul, Jacques, The Technological Society.
  • Headrick, Daniel R. Technology: A World History.
  • Mumford, Lewis. Technics and Civilization.
  • Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the World.
  • Snow, C. P. The Two Cultures.

Media Ecology

  • Davis, Erik. TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information.
  • De Zengotita, Thomas. Mediated: How the Media Shapes Our World and the Way We Live In It.
  • Gitlin, Todd. Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms our Lives.
  • Hughes, Thomas P. Human-Built World: How to Think about Technology and Culture.
  • McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.
  • Noble, David F. The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention.
  • Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in an Age of Show Business.
  • Postman, Neil. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology.
  • Postman, Neil. Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology, and Education.

Digital Age

  • Baron, Naomi. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World.
  • Bauerlein, Mark Bauelein. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30).
  • Bauerlein, Mark (ed.). The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking.
  • Brende, Eric. Better Off:  Flipping The Switch on Technology.
  • Jackson, Maggie. Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age.
  • Lanier, Jaron. You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto.
  • Palfrey, John Palfrey and Urs Gasser. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.
  • Powers, William. Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age.

Technology and Christianity

  • Borgmann, Albert. Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology
  • Brock, Brian. Christian Ethics in a Technological Age.
  • Challies, Tim. The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion.
  • Dyer, John. From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology.
  • Kallenberg, Brad J. God and Gadgets: Following Jesus in a Technological World.
  • Hipps, Shane. The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel and Church.
  • Hipps, Shane. Flickering Pickels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith.
  • Jardine, Murray. The Making and Unmaking of Technological Society: How Christianity Can Save Modernity From Itself.
  • Monsma, Stephen V. (ed.). Responsible Technology: A Christian Perspective.
  • Schultze, Quentin. Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age.

Technology and Philosophy

  • Bauman, Zygmunt. Liquid Modernity.
  • Borgmann, Albert. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry.
  • Dusek, Val. Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction.
  • Dusek, Val Dusek & Robert Scharff (eds.). Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology.
  • Heidegger, Martin. The Question Concerning Technology, and Other Essays.
  • Kaplan, David M. (ed.). Readings in the Philosophy of Technology.
  • Strivers, Richard. Technology as Magic: The Triumph of the Irrational.

Technology and Literature

  • Atwood, Margaret. Oryx and Crake.
  • Bacon, Francis. New Atlantis. 
  • Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Sleep?
  • Gibson, William. Neuromancer.
  • Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World.
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never Let Me Go.
  • Lewis, C. S. Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength.
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein.
  • Vonnegut, Kurt. Player Piano.
  • Wells, H. G. The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • Wells, H. G. The Time Machine.


  • Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
  • Dreyfus, Hubert L. On the Internet.
  • Turkle, Sherry. Trilogy: Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet; The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit; Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other



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