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.

Science  Technology  and Society

Author: David D. Kumar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940113992X

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).

Technology and Society

Students of science and the humanities, as well as general readers interested in the subjects will find this lucid, engaging text an invaluable introduction to this vast, exciting and essential topic.

Technology and Society

Author: R. V. G. Menon

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131756416

Page: 168

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Technology and Society traces the history of developments in science and technology from the Stone Age to modern times. It analyses how cultural attitudes and values have influenced their development and use, as well as the ways that technology in turn has influenced our lives, morals and culture, for better and for worse. The book also looks at recent developments in information and space technology, and closely examines the many facets of our prospects for survival in a safe and sustained world. Students of science and the humanities, as well as general readers interested in the subjects will find this lucid, engaging text an invaluable introduction to this vast, exciting and essential topic.

Technology and Society

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

Technology and Society

Author: Andrew Ede

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108425607

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.

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.

Language  Technology  and Society

Author: Richard Sproat

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199549389

Page: 286

View: 200

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.

Technology and Society

Although it's full of technology, it's not about how to use a specific technology but
about how technology fits into the wider world. This book grew out of a course
Iteach called Technology and Society. It's what we call the “capping course” for ...

Technology and Society

Author: Jan L. Harrington

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449668240

Page: 296

View: 607

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.

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.

Business  Information Technology and Society

Author: Stephen D. Tansey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415192137

Page: 252

View: 219

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.

Transdisciplinarity Joint Problem Solving among Science Technology and Society

Herren Madelaine et al., Studying Zoonoses at the Interface of Science and
Society, M10, Universität Zürich, Rāmistr. ... Hiremath B.N. et al., Holistic
Approach to Agricultural Technology Adoption: Insights from Semi-Arid Areas of
India, D02.

Transdisciplinarity  Joint Problem Solving among Science  Technology  and Society

Author: J. Thompson Klein

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3034884192

Page: 332

View: 187

What kind of science do we need today and tomorrow? In a game that knows no boundaries, a game that contaminates science, democracy and the market economy, how can we distinguish true needs from simple of fashion? How can we distinguish between necessity and fancy? whims How can we differentiate conviction from opinion? What is the meaning of this all? Where is the civilizing project? Where is the universal outlook of the minds that might be capable of counteracting the global reach of the market? Where is the common ground that links each of us to the other? We need the kind of science that can live up to this need for univer sality, the kind of science that can answer these questions. We need a new kind of knowledge, a new awareness that can bring about the creative destruction of certainties. Old ideas, dogmas, and out-dated paradigms must be destroyed in order to build new knowledge of a type that is more socially robust, more scientifically reliable, stable and above all better able to express our needs, values and dreams. What is more, this new kind of knowledge, which will be challenged in turn by ideas yet to come, will prove its true worth by demonstrating its capacity to dialogue with these ideas and grow with them.

Introduction to Energy

Fully updated to respond to the substantial developments in the energy sector, the book expands on the relationships of energy use and climate change; of energy availability and the alleviation of world poverty; and of energy consumption ...

Introduction to Energy

Author: Edward S. Cassedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108509835

Page:

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Given the potential disruption of climate change, understanding energy issues and technologies is more important than ever if societies are to make informed choices on policy. Now in its third edition, Introduction to Energy explores the crucial issues connected to modern energy technology and its uses. Fully updated to respond to the substantial developments in the energy sector, the book expands on the relationships of energy use and climate change; of energy availability and the alleviation of world poverty; and of energy consumption and the sustainability of the lifestyles of people in the industrialized world. Directed at a broad readership, it assumes no prior technical expertise and avoids complex mathematical formulations, continuing to provide a standard for introductory energy courses. It is also a useful supplementary text for programs in public policy, business law and resource economics.

Rivers Technology and Society

... Impact on South Asian Small Producers , organised by Intermediate
Technology Development Group Sri Lanka , June 1994 . ... The spment Grou
Table A - 4 : Representative climatological Data of Various 250 Rivers ,
Technology and Society.

Rivers  Technology  and Society

Author: Dipak Gyawali

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 281

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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.

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
technology ...

Current Research on Information Technologies and Society

Author: Jennifer Earl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317615255

Page: 144

View: 745

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.

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. In
Chapter 1, I introduced concepts of state governance and the evidence
movements as forces in ...

Medical Technology into Healthcare and Society

Author: A. Faulkner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230228364

Page: 238

View: 789

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.

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.

Science  Technology  and Society

Author: Wenda K. Bauchspies

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

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.

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 relation ...

Building Systems

Author: Kiel Moe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415617932

Page: 252

View: 313

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.

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.

Teaching Science  Technology  and Society

Author: Joan Solomon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 80

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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.

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.

Trade  Technology and Society in Medieval Bengal

Author: M. R. Tarafdar

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789848127070

Page: 110

View: 976

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.

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 ...

Information Technology and Society

Author: Paul F. Burton

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 119

View: 637

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