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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The Culture of Technology. It disputes the common idea that technology is “value-free” and shows that its development and use 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Common terms clture phrases achieved agriculture approach argued arms race Arnold Pacey aspects attitudes basic Britain British cancer cathedrals CEGB chapter concept concerned conventional Cotgrove creativity cultural cultjre discussed electricity equipment example expert sphere factory figure Florman goals Gwatkin hand-pumps high technology technolgoy ideas imperatives industry innovation institutions interaction interest invention involved issues J.


Pacey then uses the first chapter to explain to us the errors this definition. Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy S.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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 site uses cookies. Account Options Sign in. The technological imperative is partly an expression of personal values and experiences.

On the other hand the technical aspects and basic knowledge of technology is universal. Pacey states that at the heart of engineering lies existential joy and brings up the term artist-engineer. Imperatives and Creative Culture. He starts out by defining technology in the way that it is usually seen today.

Franklin No preview available – Notify me of new comments via email. This type of viewpoint also leads society to view technology as an unstoppable force, leaving us less room for choice.

The culture of technology

Pacey connects large technological achievements with the cathedral archetype. The problem with this is that it creates tunnel vision. In tue 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.


This reinforces the determinist impression of technical advance. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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

Ravetz Limited preview – Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here At first glance technoolgy people associate technology with values such as rationality and efficiency.