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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Here we techology introduced to the term technology-practice. So we can use aenold basic knowledge of technology to affect and change the practices of technology in specific cultures and contexts. Pacey connects large technological achievements with the cathedral archetype. You are commenting using your WordPress.

The culture of technology

These cultural archetypes become a transcendental goal, disguise political aim and celebrate the human drive and creativity behind successful innovation. Mr WordPress on Hello world! This reinforces the determinist impression of technical advance.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Many examples from a variety of cultures are presented. He starts out by defining technology in the way that it is usually seen today. Once again he has us peeling back the layers to find more culturally and personally founded values.


It disputes the common idea that technology is “value-free” and shows that its development and use 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. This type of viewpoint also leads society to view technology as an unstoppable force, leaving us less room for choice. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

The culture of technology

Imperatives and Creative Culture. Ravetz Limited preview – Email required Address never made public. Pacey states that many people just focus on the restricted form of technology, or the technological aspects of technology practice: The Culture of Technology examines our often conflicting attitudes toward nuclear cuulture, 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. Read, highlight, and take notes, arnolc web, tablet, and phone. Pacey is looking at the impulses and drives in technology.

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. Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy S. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


It neglects the cultural aspects of technology. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Tfchnology 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. Pacey also looks at technology as a interactive thing with layers, organizational, technical and cultural.

These range from arnild 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.

Pacey states that at the heart of engineering lies existential joy and brings up the term artist-engineer. Account Options Sign in.

Franklin No preview available – At first glance most people associate technology with values culturf as rationality and efficiency. Contents Beliefs about Progress.

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