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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Thus technological determinism pays no attention to what is brought together, and ultimately replaced, by the structural effects of a network. If it also chooses categories used in other socioeconomico-political network, then the knowledge it produces can be “exported. By contrast tchnical constructivism denies the obduracy of objects and assumes that only people can have the status of actors.

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CiteULike uses cookies, some of which may already have been set. However, the conversion of sociotechnical facts into facts pure and simple depends on the ability to turn technical objects into black boxes. Science as Culture, Cultures of Science Previous: By clicking “OK” you acknowledge that you have the right to distribute this file. Have you read this? Instead we have to xe-scription 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.


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