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Some early thoughts on Martin Hand – Hardware to everyware: narratives of promise and threat

Page 20 ” for many utopian commentators, the transcendent flows of electronic information described as cyberspace are thought to constitute a paradigmatic change in power relations” Hand talks about the democratization effects of the internet when power is taken away from the traditional centres and distributed amongst other communities. But is this really possible? [...]

Hardware to everyware: digital culture and e-learning

An attempt begin to apply Hand’s chapter to our concern with technology and education. The full Hand reference is:

Hand, M (2008) Hardware to everywhere: narratives of promise and threat, chapter 1 of Making digital cultures: access, interactivity and authenticity. Aldershot: Ashgate. pp 15-42.

Hand offers a usefully broad overview of the politics of digital culture, aligning [...]