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The Resource The curves and shifting points of technology : Newton, Thomson, and Wordsworth, by Jessie Leatham Wirkus

The curves and shifting points of technology : Newton, Thomson, and Wordsworth, by Jessie Leatham Wirkus

Label
The curves and shifting points of technology : Newton, Thomson, and Wordsworth
Title
The curves and shifting points of technology
Title remainder
Newton, Thomson, and Wordsworth
Statement of responsibility
by Jessie Leatham Wirkus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This paper attempts to examine poetic conventions and scientific discoveries alike as technologies that appear within the works of Isaac Newton, James Thomson, and WIlliam Wordsworth. All three of these writers use language both as a means of transmitting technology and as a technology itself. This paper will utilize a Heideggarian notion of technology, where technology can be either mechanistic or poetical in quality, to explore these instances of technological expression. The technologies in the writings of Newton, Thomson and Wordsworth produce tensions between art and science that point to the genesis of something like a virtual reality. These instances demonstrate communication strategies that suggest modernity's reliance on technologies that yield, in the end, a reality that may be more poetic than it is real, yielding a more powerful poetry
Cataloging source
UPB
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University. Dept. of English, 2008.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
The curves and shifting points of technology : Newton, Thomson, and Wordsworth, by Jessie Leatham Wirkus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-44)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
iv, 44 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506156980
Label
The curves and shifting points of technology : Newton, Thomson, and Wordsworth, by Jessie Leatham Wirkus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-44)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
iv, 44 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506156980

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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