Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MediaTech: SCOT, Tech Determinism and the History of Media Tech (W3-P3) Fa16

Ev Rogers and I wrote a book chapter which, in part, explained the Social Construction of Technology and Technological Determinism theories. We also tied the two theories together.

The chapter appeared in The Changing Conversation in America edited by Eadie and Nelson.

Ev and I wrote about Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) this way:

We said of Technological Determinism:

At the end of the chapter we included a diagram.

There is something missing in the figure.  It was included in the paper we submitted, but left out in the printing.  What is missing?

How do these theories help us understand how media technologies develop?  Do they help us understand the future of media technologies?

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