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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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. These cultural archetypes become a transcendental goal, disguise political aim and celebrate the human drive and creativity behind successful innovation.

It neglects the cultural aspects of 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. This type of viewpoint also leads society to view technology as an unstoppable force, leaving us less room for choice. He does this through more definitions. Here we are introduced to the term technology-practice. Organizational development can lead to new technology, or technology development can influence social change, things can be made for one reason but have other influences.

Notify me of new comments via email. You are commenting using your WordPress. 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.

Once again he has us peeling back the layers to find more culturally and personally founded values. Galbraith Kerala knowledge L. Franklin No preview available – Imperatives and Creative Culture. 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.


Email required Address never made public. 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 in Britain-all showing how the complex interaction of many influences in every community affects technological practice. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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. Women and Wider Values. Pacey also looks at technology as a interactive thing with layers, organizational, technical paccey cultural.

The culture of technology

We measure progress with things we can easily identify. Pacey connects large technological achievements with the cathedral archetype. My library Help Advanced Book Search. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Pacey is looking at the impulses and drives in technology.

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On the other hand the technical aspects and basic knowledge of technology is universal. Paceys use of tunnel vision reminds me of an article that I read in Literacy and Learning last semester. The Culture of Technology. Account Options Sign in.

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Pacey states that many people just focus on the restricted form of technology, or the technological aspects of technology practice: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The problem with this is that it creates tunnel vision.


Ravetz Limited preview – At first glance most people associate technology with values such as rationality and efficiency. The Culture of Technology examines our often conflicting techmology toward nuclear weapons, biological technologies, pollution, Third World development, automation, social medicine, and industrial decline. Pacey then uses the first chapter to explain to us the errors this definition.

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Uncertainty and Quality in Science techno,ogy Policy S. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Another term to think about is technological virtuosity or the way technical creativity may be pursued as a goal in its own right. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Rolt labour Leo Culturs linear London machines maintenance medicine ment Michael 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 culhure views York.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. In Chapter two, Pacey begins by identifying progress in a linear pattern that only takes into account technological inventions.