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What`s Technology and What Shapes it?

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Date: Friday 8th March 2002
Time: 2pm to 5.30pm
Venue:Centre for Film and Media, University of Wales, Lampeter
Partner: The Centre for Film and Media at the University of Wales, Lampeter | www.lamp.ac.uk/ccm
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This seminar explores the current significance of the term Otechnology├╗ and a number of theories as to what shapes it.

Outline:

With wide-ranging references to technology it is easy to forget to question what we mean by the term, both contemporarily and historically. There are many theories of technology that distinguish differing opinions, often on technology├╗s influence on society.
Although we may not be directly aware of the theories, our language often bestows on the term Otechnology├╗ an understanding of it as a related to tools, to production, as gendered, or as something that has a commanding authority.

Contributors:

John Z Langrish | Professor of Design Research, Salford University

John Monk | Professor of Electronics (Digital Systems), Open University
www.technology.open.ac.uk
Robert Pepperell | Writer and Artist, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Media and Design,
http://www.postdigital.org
Tom Delph-Janiurek | Convenor of Cultural Studies in Geography at University of Wales, Lampeter
www.lamp.ac.uk