CS213 Lecture 1.docx - Lecture 1 Electrical Mechanical Ephemeral Electricity o Ipad computers internet tv microwave toaster stove Mechanical o Forks pen

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Lecture 1: Electrical, Mechanical, Ephemeral Electricity o Ipad, computers, internet, tv, microwave, toaster, stove Mechanical o Forks, pen and paper, shoes, wheel Ephemeral (things you can't touch or see) o Parliamentary democracy, constitutional democracy, organizations of people, division of labor (doing more with less effort among people) Technology Doing more for less effort, act as a prosthetic device o Increase our ability in the world, connected to norms As prosthesis (prosthetic device) o Glasses for example, allows you to gain an ability that you lost People Can be organized through being in the norm , below the norm, and supranorm (above) Norm is a fluid term as age groups and population can differ 4 Different Usages of the term "Technology" - What is Technology? Article by Kline 1. Hardware or artifacts 1. We think of tech as simply stuff, tools of one sort or another
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Non natural objects, manufactured by humans 2. Sociotechnical System of Manufacture 1. Sociotechnical - the interaction of people and the hardware, or the technology 1. Tech just does not exist in the world, they are things that we make or decide to make, put energy into 3. Knowledge, Technique, Know-How, or Methodology 1. The word technology comes from ancient greek word "Techné" 1. Means tools, ability to use those tools 2. Without the skill to use the tech, it is not a tool 3. Plato: proceeds by rational principles and rules 4. Aristotle: a kind of activity based on knowledge 4. Sociotechnical system of use 1. When we use objects, there is a system of users Kline Emphasizes the sociotechnical systems of technology Involves where our tech goes (edumps)...
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  • Fall '15
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