Mastering the Machine Revisited readings are from the course text: Smillie, Ian. Mastering the Machine Revisited: Poverty, Aid and Technology. Bourton-on-Dunsmore, UK: ITDG Publishing, 2000. ISBN: 9781853395079.
|1||Introduction: Appropriate Technologies in the Developing World||
Schumacher, E. F. "Social and Economic Problems Calling for the Development of Intermediate Technology." Part III, Chapter 2 in Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. New York: Harper Perennial, 1989, pp. 181-201. ISBN: 9780060916305.
Crosette, B. "Kofi Annan's Astonishing Facts."
|2||Appropriate Technology and Intermediate Technology||
Hawthorne, Peter. "Power to the People." Time Magazine, 1997.
Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 3-34, 86-103.
Role Playing Exercise
Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 35-66.
Fischer, G. "Beyond Couch Potatoes: From Consumers to Designers and Active Contributors." First Monday 7, no. 12 (December 2002).
Perspectives on Development
|Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 69-85.|
|5||Presentations on Countries and Projects||"Water for People, Water for Life." UNESCO (PDF)|
Water Issues in the Developing World
Lab: Water Lab
|Sobsey, M. "Managing Water in the Home: Accelerated Health Gains from Improved Water Supply." Sections 1-7. World Health Organization, 2002.|
|8||Project: Team Meetings||D-Lab Case Study: "Wheelchairs in Zambia"|
|9||DISACARE Case Study||
In-class Reading and Discussion: Disacare Case Study Supplement (PDF - 2.8 MB)
"Manufacturing Enterprise." ITDG.
Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 171-186.
|10||Manufacturing in Developing Countries||Warschauer, Mark. "Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide." First Monday 7, no. 7 (July 2002).|
|14||Marketing to the Bottom of the Pyramid||
Hammond, A., and C. K. Prahald. "What Works: Serving the Poor, Profitably." World Resources Institute. (PDF)
Mainsah, E., S. Heuer, A. Kalra, and Q. Zhang. "Grameen Bank: Taking Capitalism to the Poor." (PDF)
|17||Agricultural Technology Showcase I||Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 104-136.|
|18||Agricultural Technology Showcase II||
D-Lab Case Study: "Oilseed Press"
Atkinson, H. J., J. Green, S. Cowgill, and A. Levesley. "The case for genetically modified crops with a poverty focus." Trends in Biotechnology 19, no. 3 (2001): 91-96.
Wijeratna, A. "The GM Mirage Will Not Help the Poor." The Guardian, 4 June 2003.
|20||Energy Issues in Developing Countries||
Distributed Power Modeling and Lifecycle Assessment (PDF)
Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 137-153.
|21||Lab: Solar Energy and Lighting||
UN Development Programme, World Energy Assessment.
Chapter 1: Energy and Major Global Issues (PDF)
Chapter 2: Energy and Social Issues (PDF)
|23||Photo-voltaic System Design||
Shapouri, H., et al. "The Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol: An Update." USDA. (PDF)
Segelken, R. "Subsidized Food Burning." Cornell Chronicle, 23 August 2001.
Life Cycle Analysis
Lab: Charcoal Manufacture
|Gordon, B., et al. "Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment." World Health Organization, 2004.|
|26||Health Issues in the Developing World||"Smoke: The Killer in the Kitchen." ITDG.|
|27||Humanitarian Bridge Building||Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 200-213.|
|28||Sanitation and Latrine Technology||Hafkin, N., and N. Taggart. "Supporting Women's Use of Information Technologies for Sustainable Development."|
|30||Gender Issues in Development||Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 189-199.|
|31||ICT4D (Information and Communications Technologies for Development)||Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 214-245.|
|34||Survey and Assessment Techniques||Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 154-170.|
|35||The Better World Workshop||Mastering the Machine Revisited. pp. 246-261.|