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

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

View: 279

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

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

Celebrates the creativity of humanity by examining the history of technology as a strategy to solve real-world problems.

Author: Andrew Ede

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108425605

Category: History

Page: 350

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Celebrates the creativity of humanity by examining the history of technology as a strategy to solve real-world problems.
Categories: History

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

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

View: 116

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

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

Automation

Automation

Author: Raphael Kaplinsky

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, UK : Longman

ISBN: UCAL:B4355964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 908

Categories: Business & Economics

Computers and Society

Computers and Society

Author: Stanley Rothman

Publisher: Sra

ISBN: UCAL:B3960833

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

View: 345

Categories: Social Science

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

In Technology and Society : A Bridge to the 21st Century , the authors address
the many critical questions and issues associated with technology and its
profound impact on the individual and society . It begins with an overview of the
history of ...

Author: Linda S. Hjorth

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015047565935

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 537

View: 517

Tackling a varied scope of controversial issues, this engrossing and pragmatic book promotes an awareness and understanding of technology's impact on society at a personal, national, and international level. Stimulates critical thinking throughout with flowcharts, internet exercises, interactive exercises, graphs, and charts with correlated exercises. Targets each major issue by chapter, with intriguing and focused discussions on: The History of Technology; Energy; Ecology; Population; War, Politics and Technology; Social Responsibility; Health and Technology; Technology and the Third World, and; Technology of the Future - dealing with each topic at hand in a clear and direct manner, and offering both negative and positive viewpoints. Presents many interesting cases, including the Exxon Valdex Oil Spill, Nuclear Warriors, Dr. Kervorkian, and more.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

This book grew out of a course Iteach called Technology and Society. It's what we call the “capping course” for undergraduate information technology (IT) ...

Author: Jan L. Harrington

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449668242

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 572

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

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

Rivers Technology and Society

Rivers  Technology  and Society

technologies would externalise social and environmental costs . They would
jettison risks onto an unsuspecting population either at the margins of society or
in the future . On the other hand , economic analyses which are true to society
rather ...

Author: Dipak Gyawali

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111810425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 169

This is a superb demonstration of the complexity of development processes, and the gross inadequacy of taking a technocratic view (whether engineering or economic) which ignores social context, political institutions, and the interests of external actors.
Categories: Business & Economics

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: 420

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

Trade Technology and Society in Medieval Bengal

Trade  Technology and Society in Medieval Bengal

The Articles Included In This Volume Indicate The Process Of The Social And Economic Changes Which Were Presumably Taking Place In Pre-Colonial Bengal Under The Impact Of Technology And Trade.

Author: M. R. Tarafdar

Publisher:

ISBN: 9848127070

Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 110

View: 532

The Articles Included In This Volume Indicate The Process Of The Social And Economic Changes Which Were Presumably Taking Place In Pre-Colonial Bengal Under The Impact Of Technology And Trade.
Categories: Bengal (India)

Building Systems

Building Systems

This book will help architects more broadly envision these networks including : canonical texts as well as contemporary thinking from well known theorists and practitioners, each contribution frames a specific range of technology in ...

Author: Kiel Moe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415617936

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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We can no longer view building components as artifacts (a brick or a boiler) or as autonomous systems (air conditioning or prefabrication). Rather these components and systems are part of much larger systems of which architects are one agent. This book will help architects more broadly envision these networks including : canonical texts as well as contemporary thinking from well known theorists and practitioners, each contribution frames a specific range of technology in relation to society such as building process, products, economies and ecologies clearly structured, the book is divided into three parts; each accompanied by a comprehensive introduction by the editors an annotated bibliography provides a glossary of further reading illustrated throughout with over 100 illustrations. The book calls for integration, a convergence and confluence of social and technical factors, discovering the capability and culpability of such; for architects to finally realize that the term building systems is best grasped as a verb, not a set of nouns. This reader presents students, faculty and practicing architects with an expanded view of technology in architecture that transcends naive determinisms and technocratic applications; forming a more pithy intellectual context for the complex and contingent roles of technology in twenty-first century architecture.
Categories: Architecture

Fitness Technology and Society

Fitness  Technology and Society

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

This book offers a broad and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding technology, communications, culture and society for students and anyone else interested in making sense of one of the key issues of the 21st century.

Author: Lelia Green

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 0761947086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 786

Technology was once something we thought of only in relation to manufacturing or the military. Now it is a constant theme in everyday interaction. In Communication, Technology and Society, Lelia Green focuses on the technologies of communication, from things we don't even think of as technology, like the alphabet or electricity, through to the rapidly developing world of cyberspace. She argues that technology is never neutral, rather, it is closely linked to culture, society and government policy. Green looks at what drives technological change, showing that the adoption of new technologies is never inevitable. She also explores how a variety of technology cultures co-exist and interact: industrial culture, media culture, information culture, and now 'technoculture'. Some communities benefit from technocultures, while others are left out or even damaged. This book offers a broad and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding technology, communications, culture and society for students and anyone else interested in making sense of one of the key issues of the 21st century.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Medical Technology into Healthcare and Society

Medical Technology into Healthcare and Society

book consider the devices in terms of society/technology studies, and a comparative analysis of the five case studies is presented in Chapter 9.

Author: A. Faulkner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230228368

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 237

From bandage to the bioreactor, this book looks at five different device technologies from inception to healthcare practice, drawing on medical sociology, science and technology studies and political science. It examines 'evidence', regulation and governance processes, and diverse stakeholders in innovating the technologies that shape health care.
Categories: Social Science

Technology and Society

Technology and Society

Author: Montana Hargis

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:815432806

Category: Technology

Page: 77

View: 743

Categories: Technology

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: 894

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