Creating Functionality from the Standpoint of the Subject: From the Objectification of Purposes in Artifacts to the Integration of Contributions in Spaces of Action

Bettina Törpel

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    Abstract

    In this paper we are outlining two ways of conceptualizing the interplay of 1. technology designers/contributors, 2. the artifacts they design and 3. the communities in which they act. A research and development process was conducted on the basis of the notion of objectification of purposes in artifacts – and their appropriation. The outcomes of the research and development process make it more plausible to assume functionality to be located not in single artifacts but in socio-material textures or spaces of action.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 29) in Helsingør, Denmark : Paradigms Politics Paradoxes
    Publication date2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventCreating Functionality from the Standpoint of the Subject : From the Objectification of Purposes in Artifacts to the Integration of Contributions in Spaces of Action - Helsingør
    Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceCreating Functionality from the Standpoint of the Subject : From the Objectification of Purposes in Artifacts to the Integration of Contributions in Spaces of Action
    CityHelsingør
    Period01/01/2006 → …

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    Törpel, B. (2006). Creating Functionality from the Standpoint of the Subject: From the Objectification of Purposes in Artifacts to the Integration of Contributions in Spaces of Action. In Proceedings of the 29th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 29) in Helsingør, Denmark: Paradigms Politics Paradoxes