History 408  History of American Science and Technology

Reading Worksheet

 

American Technology through the Eyes of Foreigners and Artists

Hughes, 249-352

 

Date:                                                                Name:

1. What¡¯s new and striking to you in the readings on this topic in Hughes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Why were Taylor and Ford popular in Germany and Soviet Union?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. What happened to American technologies, such as Fordson tractors, in the Soviet Union?

 

 

 

 

 

4. What was the artists¡¯ ¡°Second Discovery of America¡±?

 

 

 

 

 

5. Can you find examples of contemporary art reflecting our technological society?

 

 

 

 

6. Do you find the readings helpful? Questions and comments?  Any relevant news item or website?