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Social Shaping Of Technology

  1. 1. Social Shaping of Technology We look at the links between the social and the technical in both directions. In one direction, technologies impose their own politics on users of technologies. In the other direction, social patterns impose themselves in the design and use of technologies. Jayden Zullo 305134191 Kathy Cleland
  2. 2. Case: The Mobile Telephone A mobile phone is a long-range, electronic device used for mobile voice or data communication over a network of specialized base stations known as cell sites. In addition to the standard voice function of a mobile phone, telephone, current mobile phones may support many additional services, and accessories, such as SMS for text messaging, email, packet switching for access to the Internet, gaming, Bluetooth, infrared, camera with video recorder and MMS for sending and receiving photos and video, MP3 player, radio and GPS. In 2008 there were 4,100 million mobile cellular subscriptions in the world. A mobile phone proper typically has a telephone keypad, more advanced devices have a separate key for each letter. Some mobile phones have a touchscreen. -Wikipedia; the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  3. 3. Case: The Mobile Telephone Nokia 5110 •Display: 5 Line monochrome •Sound: Monophonic •Memory: SIM Card Capacity •Features: SMS, clock, Snake game •Battery: 3-5 h •Weight: 170 g Data sourced from: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_5110-7.php ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  4. 4. Case: The Mobile Telephone Nokia 3310 •Display: 5 Line monochrome •Sound: Monophonic, vibration •Memory: SIM Card Capacity •Features: Small design, SMS, clock, Snake game •Battery: 2 h 30 min to 4 h 30 •Weight: 133 g Data sourced from: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_3310-192.php ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  5. 5. Case: The Mobile Telephone Nokia 6610i •Display: 128 x 128 pixels 4096 colours •Sound: Polyphonic, vibration •Memory: 4 MB, 500 phonebook entries •Features: Small design, SMS, MMS, clock, games, radio, camera •Battery: 3 h - 3 h 30 min •Weight: 87 g Data sourced from: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_6610i-742.php ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  6. 6. Case: The Mobile Telephone Nokia 6110 Navigator •Display: 240 x 320 pixels 16M colours •Sound: MP3 quality, vibration •Memory: 40 MB and 8GB mSD card slot •Features: SMS, MMS, clock, games, radio, video-camera, email, GPS, browser, bluetooth, music player •Battery: 3 h 30 min •Weight: 125 g Data sourced from: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_6110_navigator-1861.php ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  7. 7. Case: The Mobile Telephone The Future: Iphones, Wristphones and beyond •Display: •Sound: •Memory: •Features: •Battery: •Weight: ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  8. 8. Open Discussion Name at least one technology that you have a personal relationship with and try to identify the different model variants you have owned of it in the past. Examples: •Automobiles •Televisions •Portable Music Players/Radio •Telephones •Game Consoles •Household Appliances •Cameras •Computers ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  9. 9. Open Discussion Referring to your chosen technology, what functions do you use the most/least; which new functions are you most grateful for and which old functions do you wish they brought back. Examples: •Mobile phones: +Smaller size –Software stability •Cameras: +Digital storage –Lack of physical film storage •Automobiles: +Remote central locking –Warning bells •Music Players: +All music in one –Less focus on one band ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  10. 10. Open Discussion Looking forward to the future, what problems do you currently have with your technology and what process do you think will be taken to fix them. What more could you add to your technology to make it more useful/efficient. Examples: •Television: 2D image, hologram display the future •Telephones: Still an object, integration with the human body •Appliances: Power issues, wireless appliances •Computers: More sensory engagement, touch screen standard ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland
  11. 11. Open Discussion Is your technology fast replacing another or is it in threat of being replaced by another? Examples: •Watch > Mobile Phone •Camera > Mobile Phone •Laptop > Mobile Phone •Portable Music Player/Radio > Mobile Phone •Mobile Phone > ?? ARIN 2600 – Social Shaping - Jayden Zullo 305134191; Kathy Cleland

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