The Future of Disability in America

The 1991 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Disability in America" and the 1997 IOM report "Enabling America" highlighted disability as a topic of public health action and scientific inquiry. The reports also offered recommendations on the prevention of disability and the role of rehabilitation science and engineering. For this report, which was supported by the…

GDI – ProductDetail – Digital Aging

Altern, sagt die Wissenschaft, ist der Übergang vom Wachstum der menschlichen Fähigkeiten zu deren Bewahrung. Doch diese Definition wird gerade herausgefordert. Erstens gestalten überaus gesunde und aktive Babyboomer das Pensionsalter neu. Zweitens investiert das Silicon Valley in Technologien, die das biologische Altern hinauszögern sollen – oder gar abschaffen.

What’s ‘home’ Got to do with it?

This article focuses on how we can understand the contradictory dynamics through which communications technologies have been domesticated at the same time that domesticity itself has been dislocated. The article addresses questions of historical periodization and the need for a more developed historical perspective on the futurological debates about the new technologies with which so…