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CIRCLE seminar with Lea Fuenfschilling on “Embedded agency in socio-technical systems – Implications for systemic change”

Lea Fuenfschilling, PhD, University of Lucerne, will give a seminar and present a paper on “Embedded agency in socio-technical systems – Implications for systemic change”, co-authored with Bernhard Truffer. 252 more words

CIRCLE Seminar

The causal power of (stupid) algorithms: why I'm leaving HSBC

I just had my card stopped by HSBC for the second time in a month and the seventh or eighth (I’ve genuinely lost count) time this year. 344 more words

Digital Sociology

Trust Collapses in Socio-technical Societies

As Intel announced in the early 2000s “computing, not computers, will characterize the next era of the computer age”. This statement implicitly points to a key principle of the ongoing cultural shift on how we relate to technology; it is less and less about the devices and more about the activities that we can accomplish with and through them (McCullough, 2004; Conole et al., 2008). 385 more words

Designing Complex Socio-Technical Systems ... Say WHAT?

Recently, I had a colleague ask me if I knew anything about “designing complex socio-technical systems” and if I would be willing to work with him and some of his clients. 511 more words

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