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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Paceys use of tunnel vision reminds me of an article that I read in Literacy and Learning last semester.

The culture of technology

Notify me of new comments via email. Organizational development can lead to new technology, or technology srnold can influence social change, things can be made for one reason but have other influences. Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy S. 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.

This seems to be a linear view or progress that shows only restricted technology verses the context of innovation which is all of technology-practice. Women and Wider Values.

On the other hand the technical aspects and basic knowledge of technology is universal. He does this through more definitions.

The culture of technology

These range from the impact of snowmobiles in North America to the use of water pumps in rural India, pacet from homemade toys in Africa to electricity generation in Britain-all showing how the complex interaction of many influences in every community affects technological practice.


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. The technological imperative is technokogy an expression of personal values and experiences. He starts out by defining technology in the way that it is usually seen today. In the first chapter of The Culture of Technology, Arnold Pacey begins marking out definitions for technology, and by doing so making us aware of the cultural layers underneath.

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It disputes the common idea that technology is “value-free” and shows that its development and use Contents Beliefs about Progress. We measure progress with things we can easily identify. ;acey

This type of viewpoint also fulture society to view technology as an unstoppable force, leaving us less room for choice. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Many examples from a variety of cultures are presented.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Galbraith Kerala knowledge L. Common terms and phrases achieved agriculture approach argued arms race Arnold Pacey aspects attitudes basic Britain British cancer cathedrals CEGB chapter concept concerned conventional Cotgrove creativity cultural revolution discussed electricity equipment example expert sphere factory figure Florman goals Gwatkin hand-pumps high technology human ideas imperatives industry innovation institutions interaction interest invention involved issues J.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Pacey connects large technological achievements with the cathedral archetype. The Culture of Technology. At first glance most people associate technology with values such as rationality and efficiency.

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The Culture of Technology examines our often conflicting attitudes toward nuclear weapons, biological technologies, pollution, Third World development, automation, social medicine, and industrial decline.

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The problem with this is that it creates tunnel vision. Here we are technolovy to the term technology-practice. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This site uses cookies. This reinforces the determinist impression of technical advance. This entry was posted in Uncategorized.