Steps Toward an Ecology of Infrastructure: Design and Access for Large Information Spaces

@article{Star1996StepsTA,
  title={Steps Toward an Ecology of Infrastructure: Design and Access for Large Information Spaces},
  author={Susan Leigh Star and Karen Ruhleder},
  journal={Information Systems Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={7},
  pages={111-134}
}
ion? Does it supplant the real or is there, in it, reality itself? Like so many true things, this one doesn't resolve itself to a black or a white. Nor is it gray. It is, along with the rest of life, black/white. Both/neither." {John Perry Barlow 1995, p. 56) 1. What Is Infrastructure? People who study how technology affects organizational transformation increasingly recognize its dual, paradoxical nature. It is both engine and barrier for change; both customizable and rigid; both inside and… CONTINUE READING
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