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Disruption and the political economy of biosensor data

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Science and Technology Studies has long held that the frames and definitions designers give to new tools matter enormously for how those tools are initially received, and ultimately modified, by users (Fischer, 1994; Kline and Pinch 1996). Discourses are powerful forces in technology design, shaping, for instance, how gender and racial inequalities get designed into technologies (Suchman 2002). The startups working in biosensing and self-tracking present a case to examine the role that power ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Publisher's website
Pages:
101-122
Host title:
Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life
Publication date:
2016-04-05
Pubs id:
pubs:639972
URN:
uri:7113bdc4-14d0-4648-a0c2-2af2a13a0482
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7113bdc4-14d0-4648-a0c2-2af2a13a0482
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pubs:639972
Paper number:
6
ISBN:
0262528754

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