Do Artifacts Have Politics Essays and Term Papers

  • Artifacts?

    Do artifacts have politics? "Of course not". Such has been for many years the common sense answer: technical objects are as neutral as Aesop's tongue. They simply take the shape given to them. But when the philosopher Langdon Winner raised the question, several decades ago, his answer was a resounding...

    Premium | 1114 Words | 3 Pages

  • Do Artifacts Have Politics

    "Do artifacts have politics?" Discuss Langdon Winner's question and give some examples. Iva N. Ivanova ivai@ifi.uio.no First semester at UiO Word count: 2103 Introduction The objective of this paper is to discuss Langdon Winners theory on the politics of technology...

    Premium | 2293 Words | 7 Pages

  • Langdon Winner, Do Artifacts Have Politics

    DO ARTIFACTS HAVEPOLITICS? [from Winner, L. (1986). The whale and the reactor: a search for limits in an age of high technology. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 19-39.] No idea is more provocative in controversies about technology and society than the notion that technical things have political...

    Premium | 8917 Words | 24 Pages

  • W. Bijker About Scot

    economic development (Castells and Hall 1994). Moreover, not all efforts to build technology districts are successful, and some established districts have experienced difficulties, stagnation, and decline. Some studies (e.g., Saxenian 1994) attribute this to the rigidities in path-dependent local corporate...

    Premium | 5161 Words | 20 Pages

  • Internet Research: for and Against

    separate field of computer science, any more than there is a separate field of refrigerator science? In their view, computers were just complex physical artifacts like any others. Following Simon (1969), they argued that design principles such as modularity are not specific to software, but are properties of...

    Premium | 5709 Words | 19 Pages

  • American Popular Culture and Advertisement

    culture has had on my personal decision making, by briefly describing popular American culture; identifying patterns in my list of popular culture artifacts from my inventory, describing which items are more common than others, identify which themes are prevalent, and describing some of the values being...

    Premium | 498 Words | 2 Pages

  • Fenix Del Sur

    Indian authentic jewelry and pottery. Fe’nix has established itself as one of the most respected sources for rare artifacts. The company’s gross sales are about $25 million and its profits have been steadily increasing by 20% per year over the past decade. The sales increase has been attributed to the popularity...

    Premium | 1402 Words | 5 Pages

  • Art History

    analyze problems associated with urban living, he does not enter the household, and instead his entire perspective of everyday is framed by mobility and politics. The everyday he refers to is more of a wandering within the grid of the city. De Certeau writes, “The networks of these moving intersecting writings...

    Premium | 550 Words | 2 Pages

  • Anthropology Final Paper

    Who Owns The Past…? 4/28/13 Anthropology Final Paper Archeologists study the past and other people's cultures through things they find like artifacts, documents, people, or any other miscellaneous item. Their job is not easy and it takes quality time for them to interpret things. They first start...

    Premium | 1689 Words | 5 Pages

  • Can You Dig It?

    government passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. This Act enabled a process for Federal agencies along with museums to return artifacts and cultural items to lineal descendants and affiliated American Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. Also the act assists with the return...

    Premium | 1125 Words | 4 Pages

  • essay of william

    magazines, and much reporting on technology. Instead, research in science and technology studies, social construction of technology and related fields have emphasised more nuanced views that resist easy causal formulations. They emphasise that "The relationship between technology and society cannot be reduced...

    Premium | 779 Words | 3 Pages

  • Chinease theory of discovery of America

    archaeologists, historians and linguists have debunked or out ruled much of the evidence that has been gathered over the years to support this theory. It has been named the 1421 Theory. It is said that sometime 10,000 years ago, the people from China are believed to have crossed over the Bering land bridge...

    Premium | 391 Words | 2 Pages

  • “Artifacts of the Ancient World”

    Artifacts of the Ancient World” The great civilizations of India, China, Japan, Africa and Mesoamerica left behind artifacts that are preserved in museums across the world. The Art Institute Museum, in Chicago, carries artifacts from each one of these great civilizations. One artifact from each civilization...

    Premium | 1720 Words | 5 Pages

  • Classical Analysis

    campaign challenges customary view points by presenting a refreshing optimistic perspective of everyday life, in a world of its own. One specific artifact, called the “taxi” piece, illustrates a few people leaving a bar and having to navigate the aisles of persuasion by choosing which cab to take home...

    Premium | 1747 Words | 5 Pages

  • Hispanic American Diversity

    America, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Many of These ethnic groups have been in the United States for years, all with the hopes and Dreams of reaching the, “American Dream”. Linguistics, Politics, Social and Economical status, Religion, and Familial Conventions are compared amongst...

    Premium | 1718 Words | 6 Pages

  • Culture

    is something that older generations hand down to younger ones. (Carrol, 1982) The three common ways that culture is defined is values, norms, and artifacts. What was most important to me in the article was the ideal of values. Values are socially shared ideas about what is "right" and "wrong;" "good"...

    Premium | 786 Words | 2 Pages

  • Constructionism

    also quantify them and then relates them to each other, logically or mathematically, as with social constructionism. I find that sciences have a lot to do with social constructionism; “social constructivism is a sociological theory of knowledge that considers how social phenomena develop in particular...

    Premium | 1467 Words | 4 Pages

  • Case Study Report-Alice Li(201030500748)

    parts, and components, and new, more cost-effective locations for manufacturing and assembly operations, some of these foreign ventures succeed, but many do not, and the inability of firms and their managers to adjust to the demands of the international business environment has been advanced as a primary...

    Premium | 2470 Words | 7 Pages

  • Examine the Ways in Which Contemporary Artists and Designers Borrow from the Past. Focus Your Discussion Around Designers Working in Ceramic, Glass or Metal and in Your Analysis of Specific Examples, Consider Elements

    Morris was an English artist, designer, writer and textile designer. He used glass to create many of his works. I will look at Hanging Petroglyph and Artifact Pin (2001), two particular pieces from Morris’s collection that borrow from the past. Both pieces are fine examples of glass work from a contemporary...

    Premium | 2202 Words | 7 Pages

  • Leading Change

    overview of a fictional corporation named Good Sport and the organizational culture and structure that exist. Strategies for influencing power and politics in this organization are highlighted. Finally strategies for managing and implementing a major change at Good Sport are discussed. Good Sport Overview ...

    Premium | 2618 Words | 7 Pages