Robot World: Education, Popular Culture, and Science

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Robot World: Education, Popular Culture, and Science - Weinstein, Matthew
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How do goals of education and entertainment conflict in popularizations of science? In schools? "Robot World" explores these questions through a case study of a hands-on science museum/theme park in a tourist center in the upper Midwestern United States. Mixing ethnography, autobiography, and science fiction, this book examines science's public cultures. In unraveling this dual interest of education and entertainment, it looks at how the association of wonder and science works ideologically. It explores how the technologies ...

Robot World: Education, Popular Culture, and Science 1998, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820437248

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