Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105510
Title:
Digital photography use by marine mammal scientists
Author:
Meyer, Eric T.
Citation:
Digital photography use by marine mammal scientists 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105510
Submitted date:
2006-08-30
Abstract:
This is a submission to the "Interrogating the social realities of information and communications systems pre-conference workshop, ASIST AM 2006". Digital photography has widely replaced film in recent years, yet there has been relatively little research into digital photography as a socio-technical phenomenon. This project examines the computerization of scientific photography among marine mammal researchers. Scientists studying marine mammals use photo-identification to identify individual animals (whales, dolphins, etc.) in their research, and have recently widely switched to digital photography. This study examines ways in which scientists' work practices, communication patterns, relationships, and behaviors have changed by applying Kling's Socio-Technical Interaction Network (STIN) strategy. STIN integrates the social and technical to develop a nuanced understanding of technology and extends Actor-Network Theory.
Type:
Extended Abstract
Language:
en
Keywords:
Science Technology Studies; Social Informatics
Local subject classification:
Social informatics; Digital photography; Scientific photography; STIN strategy

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dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Eric T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-30T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:26:38Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-08-30en_US
dc.identifier.citationDigital photography use by marine mammal scientists 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105510-
dc.description.abstractThis is a submission to the "Interrogating the social realities of information and communications systems pre-conference workshop, ASIST AM 2006". Digital photography has widely replaced film in recent years, yet there has been relatively little research into digital photography as a socio-technical phenomenon. This project examines the computerization of scientific photography among marine mammal researchers. Scientists studying marine mammals use photo-identification to identify individual animals (whales, dolphins, etc.) in their research, and have recently widely switched to digital photography. This study examines ways in which scientists' work practices, communication patterns, relationships, and behaviors have changed by applying Kling's Socio-Technical Interaction Network (STIN) strategy. STIN integrates the social and technical to develop a nuanced understanding of technology and extends Actor-Network Theory.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subjectSocial Informaticsen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial informaticsen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital photographyen_US
dc.subject.otherScientific photographyen_US
dc.subject.otherSTIN strategyen_US
dc.titleDigital photography use by marine mammal scientistsen_US
dc.typeExtended Abstracten_US
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