Accompanying technological and scientific advancements must be serious foresight and analysis. Should industries continue developing technologies, or. Title, The culture of technology: Arnold Pacey. Author, Pacey, Arnold. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution Information, MPublishing, University of. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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The culture of technology
Many examples from a variety of cultures are presented. In the first chapter of The Culture of Technology, Arnold Pacey begins marking out definitions for technology, and by doing so making us aware of the cultural layers underneath. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The Culture of Expertise.
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The Culture of Technology. It neglects the pzcey aspects of technology. It disputes the common idea that technology is “value-free” and shows that its development and use It disputes the common idea that technology is “value-free” and shows that its development and use are conditioned by many factors-political and cultural as well as economic and scientific.
Once again he has us peeling back the layers to find more culturally and personally founded values.
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The technological imperative is partly an culyure of personal values arnkld experiences. This reinforces the determinist impression of technical advance. In Chapter two, Pacey begins by identifying progress in a linear pattern that only takes into account technological inventions.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Pacey is looking at the impulses and drives in technology. The problem with this is that it creates tunnel vision.
People like to create astonishing technological achievements because of the aesthetic pleasure it brings them, the technology enlarges their human capability and they get joy out of mastering technology. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Account Options Sign in. Pacey states that at the heart of engineering lies existential joy and brings up the term artist-engineer. Franklin No preview available – These range from the impact of snowmobiles in North America to the use of water pumps in rural India, and from homemade toys in Africa to electricity generation in Britain-all showing how the complex interaction of many influences in every community affects technological practice.
Here we are introduced to the term technology-practice. Pacey shows us that there are different levels in the definition of technology and that their needs to be some consistency when talking about them. He starts out by defining technology in the way that it is usually seen today. Common terms and phrases achieved agriculture approach argued arms race Arnold Pacey aspects attitudes basic Britain British cancer cathedrals CEGB chapter concept concerned conventional Cotgrove creativity cultural revolution discussed electricity equipment example expert sphere factory figure Florman goals Gwatkin hand-pumps high technology human ideas imperatives industry innovation institutions interaction interest invention involved issues J.
Paceys use of tunnel vision reminds me of an article that I read in Literacy and Learning last semester. This seems to be a linear view or progress that shows only restricted technology verses the context of innovation which is all of technology-practice.
We measure progress with things we can easily identify. Women and Wider Values.