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Machine Agency: not in Giddens, Actor Network Theory
A new complex technological apparatus in a human-machine environment
What are the ‘rules’ which determine the different ways scanners are used by doctors and technicians in two different hospitals?
Why does a machine have ‘strong agency’ in one hospital, and not in another?
The fundamental agency that ICTs have today, and our dependency on time/space changing networks
Technologies are the medium and outcomes of the practices they recursively organise’ - see especially Orlikowski
(e.g. Minitel, the ‘other internet’ in statist France, the PC in corporate US, wikis, blogs, tied into particular understandings of the ‘place’/role/control of technology)