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How users and non-users still matter. New themes in STS research on user-technology relations.

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Speaker: Nelly Oudshoorn
Event date: Thursday, 20 February 2020 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Place: Maison des Sciences humaines, 4th floor
C²DH Open space
11, Porte des SciencesL-4366
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette

Lecture by Professor emerita Nelly Oudshoorn, University of Twente.

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) scholars have convincingly shown that users play an active role in all phases of technological development, from design to implementation and use. In this lecture, Prof. Oudshoorn will discuss recent developments in the study of user-technology relations to illustrate the wide variety of ways in which people act as agents of socio-technical change. These themes include the role of non-users, user collectives, and the agency of people living with technologies inside their bodies.

Nelly Oudshoorn is Professor Emerita of Technology Dynamics and Health Care at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Her research addresses the co-construction of technologies and users, with a particular focus on medical technologies.

 

The event is part of the Digital History & Hermeneutics lecture series.

Link: Doctoral Training Unit “Digital History & Hermeneutics” website
DTU lecture series