Technology and Culture

SHOT is the Society for the History of Technology. It publishes the outstanding journal called Technology and Culture, where the motto of Gilbert Simondon is best illustrated : « L’opposition dressée entre la culture et la technique, entre l’homme et la machine, est fausse et sans fondement ; elle ne recouvre qu’ignorance et ressentiment. Elle […]

Technology & Culture

SHOT is the Society for the History of Technology. It publishes the outstanding journal called Technology and Culture, where the motto of Gilbert Simondon is best illustrated. It is all about grasping technology, industry and society with a historical perspective : « L’opposition dressée entre la culture et la technique, entre l’homme et la machine, […]

Technology word

Marx, Leo not Karl, is one major specialist of technology. The latest issue of the vital Technology & Culture journal has just published an essay called : « Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept« . The history of technology is one of those subjects that most people know more about than they realize. Not so the […]

« European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research »

European-Cooperation-in-the-Field-of-Scientific-and-Technical-Research, or COST,  is a truly trans-disciplinary forum. Last illustration to date, The Good, the Bad and the Challenging was the striking title of the meeting held in Copenhagen few weeks ago : – The programme, which is mind-watering : « Users as innovators« , « Humans as eActors« , « The multiple cultures of the Information Society« ,  « The future […]

Institutions INT

(Lavoisy/Net 1.0) Science/Technology – SHOT – Society for the History of Technology, editor of Technology and Culture | ICOHTEC – International Committee for the History of Technology, editor of ICON | Dibner Institute (MIT, US) – The Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology | HSS – History of Science Society | […]

Institutions EUR

(Lavoisy/Net 1.0) BE CITA (Namur) – Centre Interfacultaire de Technology Assessment Fondation Travail-Université (Namur) – Centre de Recherche Travail & Technologies Industries – Lowcountries.nl (BE-NL) – Economy and society of the Low Countries before 1850 CH Sciences/Technology – STS.CH – Science and Technology Studies in Switzerland | Science in Society (ETHZ, Zürich) | Technikgeschichte (ETHZ, […]

PeopOL

Autant de personnes croisées ; plutôt que de les caractériser par une discipline (diplôme ? méthodologie ? objets d’étude? ), voici en vrac des mots-clés les décrivant: Sociologie, Histoire et/ou Philosophie de beaucoup d’aspects (Sciences, Techniques, Entreprises, etc.), Théologie, etc. Some people met (needed) by WorkOL. There is always some uncertainty about presenting disciplinary affiliations. […]

Googlenomics

How to generate revenue ? What is the adequate revenue mechanism ? These are questions relevant to anyone working on Business Models, far beyond IT domain. Wired has just published a long paper on Google, explaining how Google’s economical pattern has just turned to auction. The article is written in the typical wired style, fuzzy […]

Economic History resources

EH.net is a must-browse, so to speak. The scope of Economic History is very broad indeed. Books reviews sorted out by domains : A. Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Extractive Industries. B. Business History. C. Development of the Economic History Discipline: Historiography; Sources and Methods. D. Economic Development, Growth, and Aggregate Productivity. E. Economic Planning and […]

Water matters

Technology and Culture is one of the best journal about history of technology at the crossroads of politics, society, science and technics (let’s call it STS). The current issue of July 2008 (Vol. 49, Nb 3) is about Water : « (… ) as this issue goes to press, dramatic flooding has affected both the Pearl […]