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V. case table

This table updates the technology choice cases used in this module.

Technology choice cases

Cases used in poster session in spring 2014.

Vi. instructions for poster session

    In this activity you will carry out the following tasks:

  1. Read carefully the article that presents your case study in technological choice. Prepare an outline.
  2. Prepare a poster that discusses your case in terms of the following framework.
  3. Zoom in . Describe and classify the artifact that highlights your case. Give its physical structure, how it functions when it is working properly, and its "user manual."
  4. Zoom out . Describe the socio-technical system that surrounds your artifact by constructing a table that outlines hardware, software, physical surroundings, people/groups/roles, procedures, laws, and information systems. Pay special attention to how the surrounding STS constrains and enables the functioning of your technical artifact.
  5. Discuss/Evaluate how "appropriate" your technical artifact is to its surrounding environment. Is it "supportive of production by the masses," does it make use of the "best of modern knowledge and experience," does it trend toward "decentralization," does it fit in with the "laws of ecology," is it "gentle in the use of scarece resources," and does it serve human rather than constrain humans to serve it."
  6. How does your technical artifact stand in relation to Nussbaum's list of capabilities ? Most importantly, does it serve as a tool to address personal, social, and environmental conversion factors that help convert capabilities into functionings?

    Close-out writing assignment

  1. Choose a technical artifact from another group's poster. (Not the one prepared by your group.)
  2. In one or two sentences, describe what is happening when the technology is fully functioning. This is called "zooming in."
  3. Next, choose the two elements of the surrounding socio-technical system that most effect this technical artifact and its functioning. For example, the lack of electricity in communities in Zimbabwe have a strong impact on whether and how podcast broadcasts will take place.This focusing on the socio-technical system will help you to "zoom out."
  4. Choose a capability from Nussbaum's list that is pertinent to the technical artifact you have chosen. Does this artifact serve as a conversion factor that converts the capability into a specific functioning? What personal or environmental factors could effect this conversion?
  5. Formulate a test question (multiple choice format) that you think would arise from this group's poster and their technology choice case.
  6. Zooming in and zooming out comes from Ilse Oosterlaken and can be found in The Capability Approach, Technology and Design , Ilse Oosterlaken and Jeroen van den Hoven, eds. New York: Springer, 2012.

Vii. what have you learned?

  • Technological choice is as much a skill as a set of concepts that you learn. This module has given you the opportunity to practice frameworks of technological choice in the context of real world cases. To help you capture what you have learned, reflect on the following questions:
  • How does practicing technological choice help us to see technologies less as isolated objects and more as enactments?
  • Using your case and the cases presented by the other groups in class in what sense and to what extent is the nature and structure of technology determined or constituted by social structure?
  • Again, working with the cases studied in the module, under what conditions can technologies escape our control and, in turn, control us?
  • What are the features and uses of a good, concrete STS description?

Questions & Answers

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are you nano engineer ?
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Abhijith Reply
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s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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preparation of nanomaterial
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Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
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what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
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silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
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this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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