In the general understanding, and also in scientific practice, technology and society are viewed as two distinct entities. Related to this view is the assumption that technology and human experience are quite different and unconnected and also the idea that modernity has uprooted, de-contextualized and disembodied technical rationality. Taking a contrary approach, this book represents a theoretical exploration aimed at showing that in the domain of technological development, there are significant margins for maneuver in which to recuperate and valorize human and social action, in order to envisage a better democratization of technology. The main focus is placed on open source, as potentially paving the way to a new participatory model of technology. This model makes the so-called ‘technical code’ an open entity in which it is possible to realize creative processes, including those of re-appropriation designed to re-invent used technologies.

Open Codes. Skills, Participation and Democracy in New Technology Development.

NICOLOSI, GUIDO
2015

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In the general understanding, and also in scientific practice, technology and society are viewed as two distinct entities. Related to this view is the assumption that technology and human experience are quite different and unconnected and also the idea that modernity has uprooted, de-contextualized and disembodied technical rationality. Taking a contrary approach, this book represents a theoretical exploration aimed at showing that in the domain of technological development, there are significant margins for maneuver in which to recuperate and valorize human and social action, in order to envisage a better democratization of technology. The main focus is placed on open source, as potentially paving the way to a new participatory model of technology. This model makes the so-called ‘technical code’ an open entity in which it is possible to realize creative processes, including those of re-appropriation designed to re-invent used technologies.
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