Technological Style is History

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The effort to comprehend innovation across cultures and time highlights the importance of the explicating factors external to technology. It becomes relevant to nuance or differentiate the understanding of social and cultural responses to adopted technologies by recognizing that technology shapes culture, and just as importantly that culture shapes technology. By looking at a recent transfer of technology this reciprocal exchange is elaborated by considering the cultural or contextual influence in the adaptation of technology. In this connection the notion of technological style is revisited by questioning whether it pays due attention to the non-technical factors of the process? In order to compensate for the deficiencies of the technological style as a sensitizing device the concept of sociotechnical style is introduced – a concept more in tune with resent research in technology studies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year20 May 2016
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 20 May 2016
EventSociety for the History of Technology Annual Meeting 2016 - Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 22 Jun 201626 Jun 2016
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ConferenceSociety for the History of Technology Annual Meeting 2016
LocationTembusu College, National University of Singapore
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period22/06/201626/06/2016
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