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This book traces how the current wave of industrial digitalization relates to processes of domination and emancipation. It aims to counter techno-deterministic narratives that would connect a perceived new ‘industrial revolution’ with clear-cut societal consequences. In order to do this, the volume intervenes into three ongoing discussions which pe...
In this introduction, the editors position the volume in the resurgent debate around the relationship between digitalization in industry and emancipation/domination. They argue that much of that debate suffers from three problems. First, it subscribes to a techno-deterministic logic of a string of technological revolutions and direct social consequ...
This chapter offers an empirically grounded critique of a Norwegian technocare policy promising to emancipate the elderly from their dependency on the welfare state by enabling self-care through technology. Employing an adapted script approach, Tøndel and Seibt argue that such “welfare technology” is inscribed with a problematic representation of t...
In this paper we present results from an 18 month-long online-based ethnography of Project Ara, in which Google managed to enroll thousands of voluntary contributors into the development of a modular smartphone. Our argument is that, within this tension-laden firm-community entanglement, the figure of the “independent developer” emerged as the cent...
Based on a collaboration of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Aalto University, and the Technical University of Berlin, this bi-monthly colloquium provides an open platform for an international network of researchers interested in BOAP and related methodological and analytical approaches. Its main goal is to contribute to strengthening the robustness of research designs in STS and the sociology of technology and innovation. Each event features the presentation and discussion of one research project that traces the biographies of complex sociotechnical systems across multiple locales and extended timeframes, often linking multiple studies and scales of analysis.
The introduction of digital platforms is usually thought to reorganize an increasing range of industries and even society at large. By contrast we know relatively little about the ways in which platforms are first conceived, and establish a foothold in already institutionalized fields. This project aims to fill this gap by conducting detailed ethnographic studies of early platform development.
This is my dissertation project at the intersection between STS and the Sociology of Organizations. The goal is to develop a theory of industrial user construction, based on an action net perspective. Major features of this include the following. (1) A focus on the emergence of user roles in complex nets of action. (2) A focus on the importance of what I call "production devices" in the process of user construction. (3) A model that traces the construction of user roles along various cycles of design, production, distribution, use, and redesign.