Science, Technology, and Society (STS) scholars have convincingly shown that users play an active role in all phases of technological development, from design to implementation and use. In this lecture, Prof. Oudshoorn will discuss recent developments in the study of user-technology relations to illustrate the wide variety of ways in which people act as agents of socio-technical change. These themes include the role of non-users, user collectives, and the agency of people living with technologies inside their bodies.
Nelly Oudshoorn is Professor Emerita of Technology Dynamics and Health Care at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Her research addresses the co-construction of technologies and users, with a particular focus on medical technologies.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
14:00 – 15:30
Maison des Sciences humaines, C²DH Open space
11, Porte des Sciences