Category Archives: STS

Assistance – On the History of Assistive Ensembles

The category of assistive technologies is often discussed as a political category (Alper 2017), as they invoke connotations such as “in need of help” with respect to the respective users* (Mills 2015; Kotsch 2012; Ott 2014). In the 2nd convention … Continue reading

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von Tom Bieling   Das alte Bild vom Designer als Problemlöser mag punktuell noch zutreffen, ist bei genauerem Hinsehen jedoch unzureichend. Denn längst wissen wir, dass es sich bei Problemen (jedweder Art) stets um hochkomplexe Sachverhalte handelt, die sich aus … Continue reading

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Changing Worlds – Ideologies, Utopias and Ambitions in Science and Technology

The latest issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Sciences (GJSS) has a strong focus on Science and Technology Studies (STS) topics. Its title “Changing Worlds” alludes to multiple meanings as not only are we changing the world – or worlds –, but they … Continue reading

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Schöpfer der zweiten Natur – Der Mensch im Anthropozän (Book Review, german)

Ob Tsunamis, Erdbeben oder Dürreperioden. Ob Meteoriteneinschläge oder Vulkanausbrüche. In der geologischen Arena spürbarer Brachial-Ereignisse und langfristig evidenter Veränderungsprozesse haben die herkömmlichen „Naturgewalten“ längst einen Konkurrenten bekommen: den Menschen. Mit den von ihm produzierten, transportierten, konsumierten, verarbeiteten und entsorgten Eingriffen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Care in Practice –

[Annemarie Mol, Ingunn Moser, Jeannette Pols (eds.) Care in Practice – On Tinkering in Clinics, Homes and Farms 326 pages, 35,80 €, ISBN 978-3-8376-1447-3] In a recent transcript publication «Care in Practice – On Tinkering in Clincs, Homes and Farms», Ingunn … Continue reading

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Book Review (german): Fritz Kahn – Man Machine

[BuchCover: Fritz Kahn – Man Machine;  Springer Wien New York, 2009] Halb Wesen und halb über Ding Tom Bieling Was haben eine Fabrik und ein Penis gemeinsam? Worin liegt die Parallele der menschlichen Verdauung zur Eisenbahntechnologie? Synchron zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung … Continue reading

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No innocent Artefacts

Corinna Barth*, against the background of Technoscience and Gender Studies, here talking about technological Embodiment, Hybrid Artefacts, Dynamic Embodiment and artificial inscriptions of gender aspects. According to Lucy Suchman, there ist no „Design from nowhere“ and therefore no “innocent artefacts”. … Continue reading

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