Early forms of expression from 28 thousand
Symbolic and denote need for self-expression
Communication may have been key to human
Week 10: Moral and Ethical Dimensions
Technology and Morality
Cyberpower and Cyberwar
Ethics and Morals of Technology
Neutrality of Technology Argument:
Technology is impartial because
Scott McNealy (CEO, Sun Microsystems)
Consumer privacy issues are a "red herring."
"You have zero privacy anyway,
"Get over it.
Jan. 26, 1999
Adoption and Diffusion; Research and
New market for existing products and processes
The application of better solutions that meet new
requirements or inarticulated needs
More effective pro
Democracy, Protest and the Public Sphere
Week 7: Community, Networks and Technology
Bounded geographic area
Shared interests, work, religion, language and history
Cohesive social entity that is united by a pre-existing
Labour of Technology
Changes in the nature of work
How technology enables new organization structures
New forms of production: Automation
Commodification/Leisure Paradox: Why do labour-saving technolo
Technology and Gender
Week 4: Culture and Practice
Is technology culturally neutral?
How is it connected to existing norms and valuesystems?
Implicated with social change?
What does technology have to do with gender?
What is technology
Key mechanism of social change
Technology change occurs in tandem with changes in
social constitution and political organization
Cause or effect?
What is the relationship?
Social progress or
What is Theory?
Deconstruct and Critique
What is Social Theory?
Scientific ways of thinking about social life
How societies change and develop, methods of explaining
social behavior, power and social s
WEEK 1 - TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
How is technology as an object woven into our lives?
How does it enhance, hinder, complement, or substitute?
3D Printing Guns and Free Speech; Wrench emailed to ISS