Week 3 Science and Technology

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Week 3: Science and Technology 17:51 WATCH GATTACA Questions: theme question directly engage in what we talked about in class? Second  question should have specific content incorporated. Ask a different question than what  was already asked/discussed. Reflect that you understand the complexity. RECAP Tourism: Creates assumptions of static cultures. Reality is much more complication. Reinforces  colonial notions of traditionalism/modernity. Ideas of advancement and primitivism is  reinforced. Assumptions like these are used to continue global inequalities.  How science and culture are combined in ways. Tools to get rid of assumptions, ingrained lessons. Critique our own assumptions to gain  distance of how we view the world: Social and historical context Medicine and biology Media and technology Objectivity and truth Easy to see these things in the past, harder to grasp them in the present. Understand  how they change our ideas. Information gets from scientists to how we understand it  ourselves. Certain technologies change our understanding of ourselves (ex.  Ultrasound). Technology and science don’t just show us the world, they change our  views. Allow us investigate how we interpret facts, through our own lived experiences.  Black boxing: cybernetic term for “too complex” Bruno Latour 1986 We don’t see the processes in the middle, we see the input and the output. Inner  workings, debates, all of these things are not talked about, but mostly you hear about  the discoveries, not the process. Hides: History of debate Inner workings Social and financial investments Academic debates
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Inscription: if you input anything into a computer or something else, and the information  is translated into another form. Ex. How a cheek swab is taken, goes through tests, and  comes out as a report. Middle steps are hidden, unknown. All are products of the 
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