3 lec - soc 17/01/2012: utility is in my opinion the test...

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soc 17/01/2012: utility is in my opinion the test of value in matters of invention, and that a discovery which can be applied to no use , or is not good for sthg is good for nothing-benjamine frankline. y do we need fake feet that is similar to natural foot ? to get rid of the difference every 1 sould be the same assignement: choose technology describe it: be clair of what it is and waht it does use detail waht is the context in which produced? when from ? production describe the place of the technology ( new vs. evolution of product). make the distinction bwn new and evolving technology? new tech . evolutionary product is being fixed who are the users? describe, get info form product magazine,stats canada , is it predominatly used by men,women, kids, edlers? waht is wrong with it? descibe in detail describe the changes you would make does this change the desired user group? 7 pages-double spaced, need source. technological artifacts and knowled emerges as experessions of social forces. personal needs, technical limits, markets, politicall consideratioons. meanings and designs are flexible: change it according to our needs language and printing press: rising in democracy, shift from oral to print culture: when have knowledge stored in head u can forget, cant store it. wat happens if knowledge put on paper? it becomes official, europe ( like things on paper) vs fisrst nation(oral culture till 1700).u wanna know wat is being done tha is y u put on paper. u can create a written language to know wat is goin on. so u got shift of creating written laguage communication between govts: if u don put it on paper ppl can change if u put on paper there is underestnding.
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spiritual dimension: when u put religious tenants on paper wat happens? easier to redistribute and remember,loss of literal meaning ( when u write an email it is hard to convey the tone of voice.) Create and reinforce new socail and political hierarchies. How? interpretation of wat is written, enforcing law is hard but when u put it on paper the looseness disappears systematizing of knowledge: give it specific language and a form Able to inc in info circulation: ppl who ran bw posts in marathon, when on paper it is about public not only govt. increased global expansion-maps Science- dissemination and info criticism. u can gt info to other ppl to be criticized or agreed with. individualist and collective: who is reading thing put on paper, put on paper is collective Cutlural shifts: wat did we do in terms of nature? we told stories Innovation in art and design: used cheap paper when started in the beginning. Newspaper: cover wide range of topics, goes in cycle, refutable sources, portable function
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