Science Technology and Society

Science  Technology  and Society

Technology abounds: information tech nology, communication technology, learning technology. As a once popular song went, "Something's happening here, but it's just not exactly clear." The world appears to be a smaller, less remote place.

Author: David D. Kumar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401139922

Category: Science

Page: 308

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David D. Kumar and Daryl E. Chubin We live in an information age. Technology abounds: information tech nology, communication technology, learning technology. As a once popular song went, "Something's happening here, but it's just not exactly clear." The world appears to be a smaller, less remote place. We live in it, but we are not necessarily closely tied to it. We lack a satisfactory understanding of it. So we are left with a paradox: In an information age, information alone will neither inform nor improve us as citizens nor our democracy, society, or in stitutions. No, improvement will take some effort. It is a heavy burden to be reflective, indeed analytical, and disciplined but only constructively constrained by different perspectives. The science-based technology that makes for the complexity, contro versy, and uncertainty of life sows the seeds of understanding in Science, Technology, and Society. STS, as it is known, encompasses a hybrid area of scholarship now nearly three decades old. As D. R. Sarewitz,a former geologist now congressional staffer and an author, put it After all, the important and often controversial policy dilemmas posed by issues such as nuclear energy, toxic waste disposal, global climate change, or biotech nology cannot be resolved by authoritative scientific knowledge; instead, they must involve a balancing of technical considerations with other criteria that are explicitly nonscientific: ethics, esthetics, equity, ideology. Trade-offs must be made in light of inevitable uncertainties (Sarewitz, 1996, p. 182).
Categories: Science

Language Technology and Society

Language  Technology  and Society

This book traces the history of language technology from writing - the first technology designed for language - to digital speech and contemporary language systems.

Author: Richard Sproat

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199549382

Category: Computers

Page: 286

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This book traces the history of language technology from writing - the first technology designed for language - to digital speech and contemporary language systems. Written in a clear, readable style, the book offers fascinating reading for everyone interested in how language and technology have shaped and continue to shape our day-to-day lives.
Categories: Computers

Business Information Technology and Society

Business  Information Technology and Society

This is an introduction to the nature and impact of the new information and communication technologies on business and society. It assumes no prior academic study of either business or information technology.

Author: Stephen D. Tansey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415192132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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This is an introduction to the nature and impact of the new information and communication technologies on business and society. It assumes no prior academic study of either business or information technology. It should provide ideal introductory reading for business undergraduates to the nature and uses of business information systems. It will also be an invaluable guide to the business and social implications of their subject for computing undergraduates. Although written from a British perspective, it emphasizes the global impact of the new technology and draws upon examples from the USA, Europe, Japan and the Newly Industrialized Countries of the Pacific rim. The theme of this book is that the way in which computing technology develops and is applied is the result of conscious choices both in society as a whole and within organizations using the technology. It emphasizes the need to ensure that IT is deliberately used to serve the public interest in society and the strategy of the organization concerned.
Categories: Business & Economics

Science Technology and Society

Science  Technology  and Society

Written in an accessible style, and designed especially for students, the book emphasizes the sociological sciences as the foundation for STS studies.

Author: Wenda K. Bauchspies

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015062836039

Category: Science

Page: 149

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Science, Technology, and Society: A Sociological Approach is a comprehensive guide to the emergent field of science, technology, and society studies and its implications for today’s culture and society. Written in an accessible style, and designed especially for students, the book emphasizes the sociological sciences as the foundation for STS studies. It opens with a discussion of current STS topics, research tools, and theories, and tackles some of the most urgent issues on the STS agenda: power and culture, race, gender, colonialism, the internet, cyborgs and robots, and biotechnology. Case studies highlight particular ideas and their practical application. A glossary and further reading suggestions complete Science, Technology, and Society, making it an indispensable introduction to a controversial area of inquiry.
Categories: Science

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

"The third edition of Anabel Quan-Haase’s Technology & Society: Social Networks, Power, and Inequality is tuned in to the changing social norms and connective possibilities brought on by the intersection of technology and society.

Author: Anabel Quan-Haase

Publisher:

ISBN: 0199039097

Category: Technology

Page:

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"The third edition of Anabel Quan-Haase’s Technology & Society: Social Networks, Power, and Inequality is tuned in to the changing social norms and connective possibilities brought on by the intersection of technology and society. Joining historical, theoretical, and research-based approaches to studying human’s relationships with technology—from rudimentary tools to digital platforms—Quan-Haase animates the questions central to our always unfolding relationship with technology. How does technology affect the flow of information between and across societies? In what ways does it impact social cohesion and inequality? What new kinds of relationships does technology facilitate, both with ourselves and the world around us? Technology & Society engages these timely questions by encouraging students to think critically about their increasingly technological lives."--
Categories: Technology

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

“The Impact on Society.” http://www.connected-earth.com/Galleries/ Transformingsociety/Theimpactonsociety/index.htm Kaupplla, Amanda. “Advances in Technology Affect Interpersonal Communication.

Author: Jan L. Harrington

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449668242

Category: Computers

Page: 296

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Technology and Society illustrates the impact of technological change, both positive and negative, on our world. The author looks at how technology has brought many positive advancements to our society, and also discusses the significant repercussions that we need to consider. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Categories: Computers

Computers and Society

Computers and Society

Author: Stanley Rothman

Publisher: Sra

ISBN: UCAL:B3960833

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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Categories: Social Science

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

Linda S. Hjorth Barbara A. Eichler Ahmed S. Khan John A. Morello The accomplishments of the 20th century are revolutionizing science and technology in the 21st century. In the last decade alone the global society has experienced an ...

Author: Linda S. Hjorth

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123837127

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 706

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For courses in Science, Technology, and Society; Culture and Society; Sociology; Ecology; Technology and Ethics; Technology for the Future; Local/Global Student Responsibility for the Future; Technology and Education; New and Emerging Technologies; and Implications of Engineering for the Future. Unique in its depth, breadth, and variety of opinions and writings, Technology and Society, Third Edition is designed to stimulate, inspire, and provoke awareness of technology's impact on society. Spanning eight topical areas, its articles are united by a single idea: technological change has been a constant companion to changes in society, ethics, energy, the environment, population, conflict, the third world, health, and even the future. Drawing on the contributors' diverse backgrounds, this anthology explores the complexities of today's toughest technology and society issues and features case studies and exercises that promote critical thinking, problem solving and social awareness.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Science Technology and Society

Science  Technology  and Society

During the last two decades and at almost every level of Western culture, signs of profound strain have appeared in the relation of science and technology to society. A host of books critical of technology have received widespread ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000939384

Category: Science

Page: 49

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Categories: Science

Law Technology and Society

Law  Technology and Society

This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law.

Author: Roger Brownsword

Publisher: Law, Science and Society

ISBN: 0815356455

Category: Law

Page: 361

View: 929

This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law. If crime is controlled, if human health and safety are secured, if the environment is protected, not by rules but by measures of technological management--designed into products, processes, places and so on--what should we make of this transformation? In an era of smart regulatory technologies, how should we understand the 'regulatory environment', and the 'complexion' of its regulatory signals? How does technological management sit with the Rule of Law and with the traditional ideals of legality, legal coherence, and respect for liberty, human rights and human dignity? What is the future for the rules of criminal law, torts and contract law--are they likely to be rendered redundant? How are human informational interests to be specified and protected? Can traditional rules of law survive not only the emergent use of technological management but also a risk management mentality that pervades the collective engagement with new technologies? Even if technological management is effective, is it acceptable? Are we ready for rule by technology? Undertaking a radical examination of the disruptive effects of technology on the law and the legal mind-set, Roger Brownsword calls for a triple act of re-imagination: first, re-imagining legal rules as one element of a larger regulatory environment of which technological management is also a part; secondly, re-imagining the Rule of Law as a constraint on the arbitrary exercise of power (whether exercised through rules or through technological measures); and, thirdly, re-imagining the future of traditional rules of criminal law, tort law, and contract law. l management but also a risk management mentality that pervades the collective engagement with new technologies? Even if technological management is effective, is it acceptable? Are we ready for rule by technology? Undertaking a radical examination of the disruptive effects of technology on the law and the legal mind-set, Roger Brownsword calls for a triple act of re-imagination: first, re-imagining legal rules as one element of a larger regulatory environment of which technological management is also a part; secondly, re-imagining the Rule of Law as a constraint on the arbitrary exercise of power (whether exercised through rules or through technological measures); and, thirdly, re-imagining the future of traditional rules of criminal law, tort law, and contract law.
Categories: Law

Science Technology and Society

Science  Technology  and Society

See also specific societies Society for Freedom in Science, 366 Sociology of Science Research Committee, 10 Soviet Academy of Sciences, 454 Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, 50 space budget, 57 space program ...

Author: Conseil international d'étude de la socio-politique de la science

Publisher: London ; Beverly Hills, Calif. : SAGE Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015009565444

Category: Science

Page: 607

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Categories: Science

Information Technology and Society

Information Technology and Society

Clearing away the Orwellian doomsaying, Burton (information science, U. of Strathclyde) summarizes the observable effects of information technology on individuals, organizations, and society, puts them into a historical perspective that ...

Author: Paul F. Burton

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015053398981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 119

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Clearing away the Orwellian doomsaying, Burton (information science, U. of Strathclyde) summarizes the observable effects of information technology on individuals, organizations, and society, puts them into a historical perspective that reaches back to the middle ages, and speculates on future changes. Addressed to people in the industry, but also of potential interest to social scientists. Acidic paper. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Current Research on Information Technologies and Society

Current Research on Information Technologies and Society

A first principal in research on the relationship between technology and society is that technologies do not fully determine their own uses and often only very partially do so. For instance, it is not inevitable that someone will use a ...

Author: Jennifer Earl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317615255

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 416

Research on communication and information technologies is of growing importance to sociology and the interdisciplinary examination of communication and (new) media. This volume includes eight chapters examining recent developments in the field, illustrating the maturation, vibrancy, and diversity of this field of study as well as pointing to rich new avenues for scholarly exploration. Contributions aptly chart three key developments that characterize current research on communication and digital media. First, chapters demonstrate the maturation of work on measurement, demonstrating the importance of refining measurements of online activities and their consequences. For instance, contributions evaluate: social network measures frequently used in online research; alternative measures for online activity; and alternative measures of Twitter activity. Second, the volume showcases continued work on understanding user behaviour, including research on the consequence of reward systems similar to badges and on the limitations of purely technological solutions to social dilemmas in emergency preparedness. Finally, chapters identify emerging questions for the field related to social media, such as research on potential privacy and identity implications of social media, different dispositions toward social media use, and variation in levels of social media usage. This book was originally published as a special issue of Information, Communication & Society.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Science Technology and Society

Teaching Science  Technology  and Society

This text describes an area which has increasingly generated classroom materials, and educational polemic, without any proper discussion of its rationale or aims.

Author: Joan Solomon

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004222151

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 842

This text describes an area which has increasingly generated classroom materials, and educational polemic, without any proper discussion of its rationale or aims. Different approaches to the teaching and implementation of STS are used to explore different facets of its nature.
Categories: Social Science

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

Author: Montana Hargis

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:815432806

Category: Technology

Page: 77

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Categories: Technology

The Automobile

The Automobile

Author: J. David Powell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: UOM:39015012047521

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 492

Categories: Technology & Engineering

Fitness Technology and Society

Fitness  Technology and Society

While this may benefit health, it also raises questions about the nature of our relationship with technology. This is the first book to examine these questions through a critical scholarly lens.

Author: Brad Millington

Publisher: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

ISBN: 1138948039

Category:

Page: 184

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The fitness industry is experiencing a new boom characterized by the proliferation of interactive and customizable technology, from exercise-themed video games to smartphone apps to wearable fitness trackers. This new technology presents the possibility of boundless self-tracking, generating highly personalized data for self-assessment and for sharing among friends. While this may be beneficial � for example, in encouraging physical activity � the new fitness boom also raises important questions about the very nature of our relationship with technology. This is the first book to examine these questions through a critical scholarly lens. Addressing key themes such as consumer experience, gamification, and surveillance, Fitness, Technology and Society argues that fitness technologies � by �datafying� the body and daily experience � are turning fitness into a constant pursuit. The book explores the origins of contemporary fitness technologies, considers their implications for consumers, producers, and for society in general, and reflects on what they suggest about the future of fitness experience. Casting new light on theories of technology and the body, this is fascinating reading for all those interested in physical cultural studies, technology, and the sociology of sport.
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Communication Technology and Society

Communication  Technology and Society

Lelia Green looks at what drives technological change, showing that the adoption of new technologies is not inevitable. She also explores how a variety of technology cultures coexist and interact.

Author: Lelia Green

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015054417335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Lelia Green looks at what drives technological change, showing that the adoption of new technologies is not inevitable. She also explores how a variety of technology cultures coexist and interact.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Science Technology and Society in Postwar Japan

Science  Technology  and Society in Postwar Japan

First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Shigeru Nakayama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UCAL:B3917521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines