Accompanying technological and scientific advancements must be serious foresight and analysis. Should industries continue developing technologies, or. Title, The culture of technology: Arnold Pacey. Author, Pacey, Arnold. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution Information, MPublishing, University of. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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The Culture of Expertise. Franklin No preview available – Organizational development culturs lead to new technology, or technology development can influence social change, things can be made for one reason but have other influences.

Pacey also looks at technology as a interactive thing with layers, organizational, technical and cultural. He does this through more definitions. This site uses cookies.

It disputes the common idea that technology is “value-free” and shows that its development and use These cultural archetypes become a transcendental goal, disguise political aim and celebrate the human drive and creativity behind tchnology innovation. Once again he has us peeling back the layers to find more culturally and personally founded values.

It neglects the technoloyg aspects of technology. At first glance most people associate technology with values such as rationality and efficiency. Arnold Pacey, who lives near Oxford, England, has a degree in physics and has lectured on both the history of technology and technology policy, with a particular focus on the development of technologies appropriate to Third World needs.


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Imperatives and Creative Culture. People like to create astonishing technological achievements because of the aesthetic pleasure it brings them, the technology enlarges their human capability and they get joy out of mastering technology.

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The technological imperative is partly an expression of personal values and experiences. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. So we can use the basic knowledge of technology to affect and change the practices of technology in specific cultures and contexts. These range from the impact of snowmobiles in North America to the use of water pumps in rural India, and from homemade toys in Africa to electricity generation tecunology Britain-all showing how the complex interaction of many influences in every community affects technological practice.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Pacey states arrnold many people just focus on the restricted form of technology, or the technological aspects of technology practice: Pacey is looking at the impulses and drives in technology. Leave a Reply Arnolx reply Enter your comment here Contents Beliefs about Progress.


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It disputes the common idea that technology is “value-free” and shows that its development and use are conditioned by many factors-political and cultural as well as economic and scientific. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Here we are introduced to the term technology-practice.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Another term to think about is technological virtuosity or the way technical creativity may be pursued as a goal in its own right. Rolt labour Leo Marx linear London machines maintenance medicine ment Kf Carver nation nology nuclear energy nuclear power organization organizational Oxfam Oxford Philip Pacey political pollution practice problem production professional programme progress projects quoted Richard Peto Robert Chambers role Sarvodaya scientific scientists snowmobile social society Solly Zuckerman sometimes Sri Lanka steam engine tech technical fix techniques technological virtuosity technology-practice tion totalitarian University Press user sphere Victor Papanek virtuosity values weapons western women world views York.

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