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Illustrating anticipatory life cycle assessment for emerging photovoltaic technologies.
Current research policy and strategy documents recommend applying life cycle assessment (LCA) early in research and development (R&D) to guide emerging technologies toward decreased environmentalExpand
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Anticipatory life-cycle assessment for responsible research and innovation
The goal of guiding innovation toward beneficial social and environmental outcomes – referred to in the growing literature as responsible research and innovation (RRI) – is intuitively worthwhile butExpand
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When data is capital: Datafication, accumulation, and extraction
The collection and circulation of data is now a central element of increasingly more sectors of contemporary capitalism. This article analyses data as a form of capital that is distinct from, but hasExpand
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Selling Smartness: Corporate Narratives and the Smart City as a Sociotechnical Imaginary
This article argues for engaging with the smart city as a sociotechnical imaginary. By conducting a close reading of primary source material produced by the companies IBM and Cisco over a decade ofExpand
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The spectrum of control: A social theory of the smart city
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This paper will outline a social theory of the “smart city” by developing our Deleuzian concept of the "spectrum of control" and provide normative guidelines for governance of the pervasive surveillance and control mechanisms that constitute an emerging critical infrastructure of the city. Expand
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Creating a taxonomic tool for technocracy and applying it to
Although much criticism has been leveled against technocracy, the multi-layered problem has been analyzed in piecemeal fashion and has yet to be subject to robust classification. Consequently, it canExpand
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Nudge, Nudge or Shove, Shove—The Right Way for Nudges to Increase the Supply of Donated Cadaver Organs
Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein (2008) contend that mandated choice is the most practical nudge for increasing organ donation. We argue that they are wrong, and their mistake results from failing toExpand
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Selling Smartness: Visions and Politics of the Smart City
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Exoskeletons in a disabilities context: the need for social and ethical research
The potential of exoskeletons – defined as powered, wearable robots that can enhance the user's strength and endurance – has many groups excited. While they receive some attention in military-focusedExpand
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