Crafting stories of technology and progress: five considerations

O'Donovan, Cian and Schot, Johanes (2018) Crafting stories of technology and progress: five considerations. Technology's Stories. pp. 1-17. ISSN 2572-3413

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Abstract

In telling technology’s stories of social progress, we are right to celebrate unprecedented advances in health and education, transport and computation. But we must point out hidden costs, uneven distributions, and unequal access. We must open our stories to a wider cast of characters, be they heroes, villains, or those with ambiguous intent, and we must confront the individuals, interests, and institutions that propel technological change for better or worse.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: science, technology, innovation, social progress, IPSP, International Panel on Social Progress
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Research Centres and Groups: Future of Work Hub
Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
The Sussex Energy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change > HM0836 Causes > HM0846 Technological innovations. Technology
Depositing User: Cian O'Donovan
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 09:52
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75989

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