Working relations of technology production and use

  title={Working relations of technology production and use},
  author={Lucy A. Suchman},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work},
This paper explores the relevance of recent feminist reconstructions of objectivity for the development of alternative visions of technology production and use. I take as my starting place the working relations that make up the design and use of technical systems. Working relations are understood as networks or webs of connections that sustain the visible and invisible work required to construct coherent technologies and put them into use. I outline the boundaries that characterize current… CONTINUE READING
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