10:5:09 Lecture Session 8

10:5:09 Lecture Session 8 - You generally see the world as...

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Lecture Session 8 05/10/2009 14:05:00 The first part of the semester concerned the issue of agency. Do technologies  have agency? There is also the issue of responsibility. Who is responsible for technologies? Is it  the designers? Is it the social structures? Finally, there is an issue of technologies versus techniques. Are technologies ere  pieces of hardware These issues generate political debaters how we should respond to technological  developments In the next part of the semester, we are going to go deeper into the ways in  which technologies are intertwined in our lives – even down to the level of basic  perception. The Borgmann reading begins this set of materials The Pattern – or Paradigm of Technology; Availability (Pg.41) What is the paradigm of technology? A kind of pattern o Ex. You only see the world in terms of an American paradigm
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Unformatted text preview: You generally see the world as America does o Whats the general type of pattern that technologies are operated in? How should we think about the way in which technology is developed, destroyed, or used? Things Availability (Pg. 41-42) Devices and Commodities (Pg. 42-43) Concealment (Pg 47-49) Next Question Borgmann distinguishes between devices and things. Devices help us achieve our ends in the modern, technological world while things, which used to help us achieve ends, have tended to evolve into devices. What are the differences between devices and things that Borgmann notes (how does he define each and distinguish between them)? What seems better about devices and what seems better about things? In Borgmanns distinction a good one? 05/10/2009 14:05:00 05/10/2009 14:05:00...
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