• Ida Bruun Hougaard
4. term, Techno-Anthropology, Master (Master Programme)
This study aims to explore technological mediation and individual perception. Based on ethnographic fieldwork at an event for blind and visually impaired children, along with interviews with various educators of these children, I approach stories of technologies used for literacy practices in different educational settings, and how technologies take on different roles depending on culturally defined normalities within these settings. Further, I discuss how technologies more broadly mediate human practices towards standardization. This is debated in relation to the movement towards “inclusive education” in Denmark, and abroad; along with the world that I suggest is standardized towards the majority of people. I debate what I regard as beneficial within inclusive education, design of technologies in regard to minority groups, and how individual perception and technological mediation is essential when conducting research of human practices.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date4 Jun 2020
Number of pages70
ID: 333538236