Akrich, Madeleine. “The De-Scription of technical Objects”. In Shaping Technology / Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change. By Madeleine Akrich. Madeleine Akrich is Director of the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation at MINES Paris. 2 Madeleine Arkrich,- “The de-scription of technical objects”, Akrich describes a methodology for ANT analysis, which is based on comparing.

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Your reading intentions are private to you and will not be shown to other users. In other words, as they become indispensable, objects also have to efface themselves. Brought to you by AQnowledgeprecision products for scientists. Studies in sociotechnical changepp. CiteULike uses cookies, some of which may already have been set. Read about how we use cookies.


Register and you can start organising your references online. They may, in addition, generate and “naturalize” new forms and orders of causality and, indeed, new forms of knowledge about the world By contrast social constructivism denies the obduracy of objects and assumes that only people can have the status of actors.

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However, the conversion of sociotechnical facts into facts fe-scription and simple depends on the ability to turn technical objects into black boxes.

The De-scription of Technical Objects

Instead we have to go back and forth continually between the designer and the user, between the designer’s projected user and the real user, between the world inscribed in the object and the world described by its displacement. Studies in Sociotechnical Change. From Cyber to Digital Anthropology to an Anthr CiteULike is a free online bibliography manager.

Thus technological determinism pays no attention to what is brought together, and ultimately replaced, by the structural effects of a network.

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