There, yet not there : human relationships with technology
Lloyd, Margaret M. (2010) There, yet not there : human relationships with technology. Journal of Learning Design, 3(2), pp. 1-13.
There is a “reality” to being online which we know to be false. We are simultaneously “there” but “not there” as we talk, work and play with others in online spaces. We move between physical and virtual spaces in ways that realise the predictions made for computers in the mid-20th Century and enact scenarios from science fiction. We are left wondering if our thoughts - through our disembodied selves - have become a “second self” or if we have become part of the machine itself. Information and communication technology (ICT) have brought differing human and technological agencies to all aspects of contemporary life including teaching and learning. This paper attempts to identify and categorise these agencies through the genres of technics and to illustrate them – and our relationships with technology - through reference to philosophy, fiction and reality. It also stands as an introduction to this special issue on the agency of technology.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||agency, computer, genres of technics, ICT, online identity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 please contact the author|
|Deposited On:||08 Mar 2010 10:51|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:10|
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