Aramis or the Love of Technology

Aramis  or the Love of Technology
Author: Bruno Latour
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1996-04-01
ISBN: 0674265319
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aramis or the Love of Technology Book Excerpt:

Bruno Latour has written a unique and wonderful tale of a technological dream gone wrong. As the young engineer and professor follow Aramis' trail--conducting interviews, analyzing documents, assessing the evidence--perspectives keep shifting: the truth is revealed as multilayered, unascertainable, comprising an array of possibilities worthy of Rashomon. The reader is eventually led to see the project from the point of view of Aramis, and along the way gains insight into the relationship between human beings and their technological creations. This charming and profound book, part novel and part sociological study, is Latour at his thought-provoking best.

Creating Selves

Creating Selves
Author: Johanna Gibson
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780754647072
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Selves Book Excerpt:

Drawing upon critical theories in authorship, literature, music, the sciences and the arts, Gibson suggests a radical re-consideration of the notion of creativity in the intellectual property debate and the means by which to encourage and sustain creativity in contemporary society.

Philosophers of Technology

Philosophers of Technology
Author: Stig Børsen Hansen
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2020-09-07
ISBN: 3110619512
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophers of Technology Book Excerpt:

Technology is increasingly subject of attention from philosophers. Philosophical reflection on technology exhibits a wide and at times bewildering array of approaches and modes of thought. This volume brings to light the development of three schools in the philosophy of technology. Based on thorough introductions to Karl Marx', Martin Heidegger's and John Dewey's thought about technology, the volume offers an in-depth account of the way thinkers in the critical, the phenomenological and the pragmatic schools have respond to issues and challenges raised by the works of the founders of these schools. Technologies in almost any aspect of human life is potentially subject of philosophical treatment. To offer a focused demonstration of key arguments and insights, the presentation of each school is concluded with a contribution to discussions of educational technologies. In addition to philosophers seeking a valuable and clear structuring of a still burgeoning field, the volume is of interest to those working with educational philosophy and value sensitive design. „Stig Børsen Hansen’s book is a must for all interested in understanding the development of the philosophy of technology and the relation of thoughts of thinkers that have shaped the area. The author presents a new and refreshing take on the ideas from Marx to Marcuse, from Dewey to Latour, and Heidegger to Borgmann. It will engage and hopefully provoke." Dr. Jan Kyrre Berg Friis, University of Copenhagen

Care in Technology

Care in Technology
Author: Xavier Guchet
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN: 111982138X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Care in Technology Book Excerpt:

Today, it is widely recognized that in order to meet environmental challenges, it will not simply be enough to make our lifestyles ÂgreenerÂ; also critical is putting an end to the modern conception of the human as Âmaster and possessor of nature. However, to bear fruit, this change in anthropology must also be accompanied by a revision in our conception of technology. Since the Enlightenment and the development of industrialization, technology no longer seems to be subject to the guiding principles set by the Greeks: prudence and the search for the right measure in all, which leads to the care of beings and the world. Care in Technology analyzes the historical changes that have led technology to become an unthinkable part of care, and care an unthinkable part of technology. It also establishes the conditions for care to once again become a regulatory principle of the activity of engineers who design technology.

Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor Network Theory

Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor Network Theory
Author: Tatnall, Arthur
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 1466661275
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor Network Theory Book Excerpt:

Actor-Network Theory (ANT) has existed as a topic of interest among social theorists for decades. Due to the prevalence of technology in modern society, discussions over the influence of actor-network theory on the changing scope of technology can assist in facilitating further research and scientific thought. Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory focuses on cross-disciplinary research as well as examples of the use of actor-network theory in a variety of fields, including medicine, education, business, engineering, environmental science, computer science, and social science. This timely publication is well-suited for reference use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, and theorists.

Philosophy of Technology

Philosophy of Technology
Author: Maarten J Verkerk,Jan Hoogland,Jan van der Stoep,Marc J. de Vries
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN: 1317445708
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Technology Book Excerpt:

Philosophy of Technology: An introduction for technology and business students is an accessible guide to technology’s changes , their ubiquitousness, and the many questions these raise. Designed for those with no philosophical background in mind, it is ideal for technology and engineering students or specialists who want to learn to think critically about how their work influences society and our daily lives. The technological, business environment and daily experiences are the starting point of the book and the authors’ reflect upon these practices from a philosophical point of view. The text goes on to present a critical analysis of the subject including development, manufacturing, sales and marketing and the use of technological products and services. The abstract ideas are made easier to grasp with a story-telling approach: a vivid history of the discipline and colourful portraits of the core thinkers in this domain, as well as four case studies drawing from various engineering disciplines to demonstrate how philosophy can and should influence technology in practice. The first comprehensive introduction to this vibrant young sub-discipline in over 20 years, this is an ideal textbook for students of technology and engineering beginning a course or project in the philosophy of their subject.

Technology and World Politics

Technology and World Politics
Author: Daniel R. McCarthy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN: 1317353838
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and World Politics Book Excerpt:

This edited volume provides a convenient entry point to the cutting-edge field of the international politics of technology, in an interesting and informative manner. Technology and World Politics introduces its readers to different approaches to technology in global politics through a survey of emerging fusions of Science and Technology Studies and International Relations. The theoretical approaches to the subject include the Social Construction of Technology, Actor-Network Theory, the Critical Theory of Technology, and New Materialist and Posthumanist approaches. Considering how such theoretical approaches can be used to analyse concrete political issues such as the politics of nuclear weapons, Internet governance, shipping containers, the revolution in military affairs, space technologies, and the geopolitics of the Anthropocene, the volume stresses the socially constructed and inherently political nature of technological objects. Providing the theoretical background to approach the politics of technology in a sophisticated manner alongside a glossary and guide to further reading for newcomers, this volume is a vital resource for both students and scholars focusing on politics and international relations.

Afterlives of Abandoned Work

Afterlives of Abandoned Work
Author: Matthew Harle
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-12-27
ISBN: 1501339443
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afterlives of Abandoned Work Book Excerpt:

Afterlives of Abandoned Work considers the relevance of unfinished projects to literary history and criticism, looking beyond famous posthumous work to investigate the abandoned everyday, from scrapped plans and rejected ideas to half-written novels or unfinished artistic works. It traces how the reading of abandoned creative endeavor-whether arriving in the form of a rejection letter, a disagreement with a collaborator, or the simple act of walking away from one's desk-can change the way we think about cultural production, the creative process, and the intellectual construction of everyday life. Over five distinct journeys through a variety of archives, from major research libraries to the unique collections of individual enthusiasts, Matthew Harle draws surprising connections between literary studies, media studies, and visual arts, exploring unfinished projects from Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark, B.S. Johnson, Harold Pinter, and others. Rooted in literary criticism, Afterlives of Abandoned Work reads unbuilt buildings, unfilmed screenplays, and unpublished novels and radio sketches as forms of text that can help us consider the enduring fragmentation and anecdotal construction of cultural form, as well as expand literary criticism's approach to the archive.

Perform Or Else

Perform Or Else
Author: Jon McKenzie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2002-09-26
ISBN: 1134538626
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perform Or Else Book Excerpt:

In Perform or Else Jon McKenzie brilliantly explores the relationship between cultural, organisational, and technological performance.

Organizational Ethnography

Organizational Ethnography
Author: Jenna Pandeli,Neil Sutherland,Hugo Gaggiotti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-02-18
ISBN: 1000543846
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Ethnography Book Excerpt:

This textbook explores practices, first-hand experiences and emerging ideas within organizational ethnography, providing a toolkit that prepares ethnographers for the uncertainties and realities of fieldworking. Students faced with the complexities of qualitative observational techniques and considerations, such as the scope of the research, the personal and professional intertwined life of the qualitative research or the decision of when to leave the field, will find the book an extremely useful, practical guide. A range of experiences from a variety of academics at different stages of their career, to highlight the differences in practices, approaches and encounters, are presented. The themes of the individual chapters cover three main areas: aspects to consider and reflect on before undertaking an ethnography, the process and experiences of conducting ethnographic work and considerations for after the fieldwork. Particular attention is given to appreciating the complexity and practicalities of ethnographic work, providing a more experience-driven text, and understanding perspectives from a range of different approaches to organizational ethnography. This book should be a recommended text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods within Business and Management. It is particularly important for all students and academics undertaking qualitative research, especially ethnography.

General Ecology

General Ecology
Author: Erich Hörl,James Edward Burton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 1350014710
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Ecology Book Excerpt:

Ecology has become one of the most urgent and lively fields in both the humanities and sciences. In a dramatic widening of scope beyond its original concern with the coexistence of living organisms within a natural environment, it is now recognized that there are ecologies of mind, information, sensation, perception, power, participation, media, behavior, belonging, values, the social, the political... a thousand ecologies. This proliferation is not simply a metaphorical extension of the figurative potential of natural ecology: rather, it reflects the thoroughgoing imbrication of natural and technological elements in the constitution of the contemporary environments we inhabit, the rise of a cybernetic natural state, with its corresponding mode of power. Hence this ecology of ecologies initiates and demands that we go beyond the specificity of any particular ecology: a general thinking of ecology which may also constitute an ecological transformation of thought itself is required. In this ambitious and radical new volume of writings, some of the most exciting contemporary thinkers in the field take on the task of revealing and theorizing the extent of the ecologization of existence as the effect of our contemporary sociotechnological condition: together, they bring out the complexity and urgency of the challenge of ecological thought-one we cannot avoid if we want to ask and indeed have a chance of affecting what forms of life, agency, modes of existence, human or otherwise, will participate-and how-in this planet's future.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman
Author: Bruce Clarke,Manuela Rossini
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1107086205
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman Book Excerpt:

This book gathers diverse critical treatments from fifteen scholars of the posthuman and posthumanism together in a single volume.

7CV Critical Reader

7CV Critical Reader
Author: Danny Snelson,Mashinka Firunts
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0557555515
Category: American poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

7CV Critical Reader Book Excerpt:

7CV Critical Reader Edit Publication by Mashinka Firunts and Danny Snelson with Chris Cuellar, and event editors Eddie Hopely, and Sueyeun Juliette Lee

The Ethics of Ordinary Technology

The Ethics of Ordinary Technology
Author: Michel Puech
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN: 1317216512
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Ordinary Technology Book Excerpt:

Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization. Technology interacts with the world to change it. Philosophers need to seriously address the fluidity of a smartphone interface, the efficiency of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, or the familiar noise of an antique vacuum cleaner. Beyond their phenomenological description, the emotional experience acquires moral significance and in some cases even supplies ethical resources for the self. If we leave this dimension of modern experience unaddressed, we may miss something of value in contemporary life. Combining European humanism, Anglophone pragmatism, and Asian traditions, Michel Puech pleads for an "ethical turn" in the way we understand and address technological issues in modern day society. Puech argues that the question of "power" is what needs to be reconsidered today. In doing so, he provides a three-tier distinction of power: power to modify the outer world (our first-intention method in any case: technology); power over other humans (our enduring obsession: politics and domination); power over oneself (ethics and wisdom).

The Biopolitics of Embryos and Alphabets

The Biopolitics of Embryos and Alphabets
Author: Ruth A. Miller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 0190638389
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biopolitics of Embryos and Alphabets Book Excerpt:

Biopolitics and posthumanism have been passé theories in the academy for a while now, standing on the unfashionable side of the fault line between biology and liberal thought. These days, if people invoke them, they do so a bit apologetically. But, as Ruth Miller argues, we should not be so quick to relegate these terms to the scholarly dustbin. This is because they can help to explain an increasingly important (and contested) influence in modern democratic politics-that of nostalgia. Nostalgia is another somewhat embarrassing concept for the academy. It is that wistful sense of longing for an imaginary and unitary past that leads to an impossible future. And, moreover for this book, it is ordinarily considered "bad" for democracy. But, again, Miller says, not so fast. As she argues in this book, nostalgia is the mode of engagement with the world that allows thought and life to coexist, productively, within democratic politics. Miller demonstrates her theory by looking at nostalgia as a nonhuman mode of "thought" embedded in biopolitical reproduction. To put this another way, she looks at mass democracy as a classically nonhuman affair and nostalgic, nonhuman reproduction as the political activity that makes this democracy happen. To illustrate, Miller draws on the politics surrounding embryos and the modernization of the Turkish alphabet. Situating this argument in feminist theories of biopolitics, this unusual and erudite book demonstrates that nostalgia is not as detrimental to democratic engagement as scholars have claimed.

Marconi s Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology

Marconi s Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology
Author: Aaron Toscano
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2012-02-09
ISBN: 940073977X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marconi s Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology Book Excerpt:

This book examines the discourse surrounding the wireless, created by the Anglo-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. The wireless excited early twentieth-century audiences before it even became a viable black box technology. The wireless adhered to modernist values—speed, efficiency, militarization, and progress. Language surrounding the wireless is a form of technical communication, overlooked by today’s practitioners. This book establishes a broader definition for technical communication by examining a selection of the discourse surrounding Marconi's wireless. The book’s main themes are the following: 1) technical communication is all discourse surrounding technology, 2) the field of technical communication (or technical writing) should incorporate analyses of discourse surrounding technologies into its epistemology, 3) the wireless is a product of the society from which it comes (early twentieth-century Western civilization), and 4) the discourse surrounding the wireless is infused with tropes of progress—speed, efficiency, evolution, and ahistoricity.

Educational Leadership Management and Administration through Actor Network Theory

Educational Leadership  Management  and Administration through Actor Network Theory
Author: Paolo Landri
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-11-06
ISBN: 0429893892
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educational Leadership Management and Administration through Actor Network Theory Book Excerpt:

Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration through Actor-Network Theory presents how actor-network theory (ANT) and the related vocabularies have much to offer to a critical re-imagination of the dynamics of management in education and educational leadership. It extends the growing contemporary perspective of ANT into the study of educational administration and management. This book draws on case studies focusing on new configurations of educational management and leadership. It presents new developments of ANT ("After ANT" and "Near ANT") and clarifies how these "sensibilities" can contribute to thinking critically and intervening in the current dynamics of education. The book proposes that ANT can offer an ecological understanding of educational leadership which is helpful in abandoning the narrow humanistic world of managerialism, considering a post-anthropocentric scenario where it is necessary to compose together new "liveable" assemblages of humans and nonhumans. This book will be of great interest to academics, scholars and post-graduate students in the fields of educational management, leadership and administration, as well as education policy. It will also be highly relevant to policy makers and experts of education policy at the national, European and international levels.

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies
Author: Sheila Jasanoff,Gerald E Markle,James C Peterson,Trevor Pinch
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2001-11-01
ISBN: 1452213631
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Book Excerpt:

For the most current, comprehensive resource in this rapidly evolving field, look no further than the Revised Edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. This masterful volume is the first resource in more than 15 years to define, summarize, and synthesize this complex multidisciplinary, international field. Tightly edited with contributions by an internationally recognized team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues—both traditional and nonconventional—social studies, political studies, and humanistic studies in this changing field. Containing theoretical essays, extensive literature reviews, and detailed case studies, this remarkable volume clearly sets the standard for the field. It does nothing less than establish itself as the benchmark, one that will carry the field well into the next century.

Neocybernetics and Narrative

Neocybernetics and Narrative
Author: Bruce Clarke
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN: 1452942161
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neocybernetics and Narrative Book Excerpt:

Neocybernetics and Narrative opens a new chapter in Bruce Clarke’s project of rethinking narrative and media through systems theory. Reconceiving interrelations among subjects, media, significations, and the social, this study demonstrates second-order systems theory’s potential to provide fresh insights into the familiar topics of media studies and narrative theory. A pioneer of systems narratology, Clarke offers readers a synthesis of the neocybernetic theories of cognition formulated by biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, incubated by cyberneticist Heinz von Foerster, and cultivated in Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory. From this foundation, he interrogates media theory and narrative theory through a critique of information theory in favor of autopoietic conceptions of cognition. Clarke’s purview includes examinations of novels (Mrs. Dalloway and Mind of My Mind), movies (Avatar, Memento, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and even Aramis, Bruno Latour’s idiosyncratic meditation on a failed plan for an automated subway. Clarke declares the era of the cyborg to have ended, laid to rest as the ontology of technical objects is brought into differential coordination with operations of living, psychic, and social systems. The second-order discourse of cognition destabilizes the usual sense of cognition as conscious awareness, revealing the possibility of nonconscious and nonhuman forms of sentience.

French Philosophy of Technology

French Philosophy of Technology
Author: Sacha Loeve,Xavier Guchet,Bernadette Bensaude Vincent
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN: 3319895184
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Philosophy of Technology Book Excerpt:

Offering an overall insight into the French tradition of philosophy of technology, this volume is meant to make French-speaking contributions more accessible to the international philosophical community. The first section, “Negotiating a Cultural Heritage,” presents a number of leading 20th century philosophical figures (from Bergson and Canguilhem to Simondon, Dagognet or Ellul) and intellectual movements (from Personalism to French Cybernetics and political ecology) that help shape philosophy of technology in the Francophone area, and feed into contemporary debates (ecology of technology, politics of technology, game studies). The second section, “Coining and Reconfiguring Technoscience,” traces the genealogy of this controversial concept and discusses its meanings and relevance. A third section, “Revisiting Anthropological Categories,” focuses on the relationships of technology with the natural and the human worlds from various perspectives that include anthropotechnology, Anthropocene, technological and vital norms and temporalities. The final section, “Innovating in Ethics, Design and Aesthetics,” brings together contributions that draw on various French traditions to afford fresh insights on ethics of technology, philosophy of design, techno-aesthetics and digital studies. The contributions in this volume are vivid and rich in original approaches that can spur exchanges and debates with other philosophical traditions.