Thinking digitization as an ongoing process

Studenteropgave: Master afgangsprojekt

  • Naphtali Normann Noer
4. semester, Teknoantropologi, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
In this thesis, the reader will be introduced to theories of Science and Technology Studies that challenge the general understanding of how innovation or technological developmental processes are happening in the contemporary society. The point is to remove focus from the dominant perception that determines the directionality of the development. To this end, this thesis reveals the need for an anthropological approach to technological developmental processes. The need for an anthropological method is related to the acknowledgment that humans, technology, and society co-constitutes one another. Co-constitution means that the innovation has to be studied in its context, thus leading to a cultural study rather than a study of a technological progression. The pressing point of this thesis is to remove focus from uni-directional innovation thinking and open the scope for multi-directional innovation thinking. Innovation should not be seen as a process of starting and ending point but as an ongoing process that continuously engages in the developmental process. Engagement includes the involvement of groups that do not automatically involve them self to the technological developmental process. This thesis strives to illustrate why anthropological methods are necessary for the inclusion of otherwise uninvolved groups and the practices they represent.
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato15 mar. 2018
Antal sider65
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