Gendering the technological imagination. Vortrag von Anne Balsamo, Ringvorlesung "For Future Innovations: Gender in Science and Technology"
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The relationship between gender and the technological imagination can be unpacked by examining some of the myths that persist about women and technological innovation. Insights are provided by feminist epistemology to elaborate the nature of agency that unfolds during the process of developing technological applications. To illustrate how the methods of hermeneutic reverse engineering are deployed in practice, and to elaborate a reproductive theory of technology, the development of an
interactive multimedia documentary will be described. This opens a way, how to think with more complexity about the nature of the technological imagination, and to explore how this imagination might influence the development of technologies that serve more democratic social objectives.