In the age of the humanchine

Chris Atkinson, Laurence Brooks

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    This paper argues for and illustrates how the StructurANTion theoretical framework can provide insight into the nature and development of computing. It seeks to develop a combination of two conceptualizations of technology and action, namely structuration theory (ST) and actor network theory (ANT). Introducing the concept of the melded "humanchine," this paper then proposes a modeling technique suited to the development of more socially aware computing. Using the example of the nomadic clinical practice, we explore the concept of the humanchine structurated network.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 26th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2005: Forever New Frontiers|Assoc. Inf. Syst. - 26th Int. Conf. Inf. Syst., ICIS 2005: Forever New Front.
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event26th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2005 - Las Vegas, NV
    Duration: 1 Jul 2005 → …


    Conference26th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2005
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period1/07/05 → …
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    • Actor network theory
    • Humanchine
    • Patient centered information system
    • Structurantion theory
    • Structuration theory
    • Translations


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