This dissertation explores the megamachine, a prominent metaphor in American humanist and philosopher of technology, Lewis Mumford's Myth of the Machine series. The term refers critically to dynamic, regimented human capacities that drive scientific and technical innovation in society. Mumford's view of the nature of collectives focuses on qualities and patterns that emerge from the behavior of groups, societies, systems, and ecologies.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-248)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Social Structure