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Technische Visionen und Utopien in der Hochmoderne
Perspectives from the Social Sciences
Series: Science Studies

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 5, Issue 1 | © transcript 2019 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2019-0111 Technology and In/equality, Questioning the Information Society (Almost) 20 Years Later Flis Henwood and Sally Wyatt Abstract At the beginning of the 21st century, we co-edited a book called Tech- nology and In/equality, Questioning the information Society. In that book, we focused on access and control of media technology, edu- cation and skills with a particular focus on gender and global eco- nomic development. The editors and contributors were all committed

Histories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal
Series: Science Studies
Eine sozialanthropologische Einführung

4. A ‘simple’ technology and its translations: the glucometer1 Technical objects and people are brought into being in a process of reciprocal definition in which objects are defined by subjects and subjects by objects There are different reasons for why we might purchase a glucometer. The most obvious one is that we buy a glucometer when we or a family member has been diagnosed with diabetes. We will be confronted with an abundance of different brands and types of glucometers. Yet, as the logic of choice suggests, there will be a technology that will suit our

Interdisciplinary Approaches
Series: Gender Studies

Technology vs. Technocracy “Reverse Engineering” as a User Rebellion – Preliminary Thoughts on paraflows .7 FRANK APUNKT SCHNEIDER, GÜNTHER FRIESINGER 1. OPENING THE DEVICES The term “Reverse Engineering” was originally used in the context of mechan- ical engineering, but, in recent years, it has been increasingly used, discussed and thereby popularized in the context of digital technology. It signifies those modes of operation in which an existing artefact should be imitated. In order for this to be possible the blueprints have to be exposed first

161 Friedrich W. Block Humor — Technology — Gender Digital Language Art and Diabolic Poetics Abstract: This essay argues that the poetic turn from nothing to form art tends to “diabolic” strategies in present language allowing for a self-referential presentation of cultural dis- tinctions. This poetic deconstruction of symbolic forms such as man/machine, male/fe- male, or 0/1 is closely related to humor and gender in cultural and artistic performances. This shall be illustrated by discussing two examples of language art in the fi eld of digital electronics

12. Converging Technologies Christopher Coenen 12.1 EINLEITUNG Die Debatte über ›Converging Technologies‹ (CT) hat sich seit Ende der 1990er Jahre hauptsächlich aus dem politischen Diskurs über Nanotechnologie entwi- ckelt, wobei der Ausgangspunkt in den USA lag, seit Mitte der 2000er Jahre aber auch verstärkte Aktivitäten in Europa und anderswo festzustellen waren. Zum Teil äußerst kontrovers wird in dieser Debatte diskutiert, inwieweit verschiedene Technologien und Wissenschaften derzeit ›konvergieren‹ oder synergetisch zu- sammenwirken und welche Folgen