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CSCW Design Reconceptualised Through Science Studies

  • Casper Bruun Jensen
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Abstract

This paper points out the need for an analytical and ontological reorientation of the field of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). It is argued that even though this field is heterogeneous it is marred by general problems of conceptualising the co- constitutive relations between humans and technologies. This is demonstrated through readings of several recent CSCW analyses. It is then suggested that a conceptual improvement can be facilitated by paying attention to newer scientific studies, here exemplified by Pickering, Haraway and Latour.

Keywords

CSCW Ontology Normativity Performativity Representation Science and technology studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Casper Bruun Jensen
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  1. 1.Information Media Science, Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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