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Information Ecologies: Using Technology with Heart Bonnie A. Nardi

Information Ecologies: Using Technology with Heart

Bonnie A. Nardi

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ISBN : 9780262640428
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246 pages
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The common rhetoric about technology falls into two extreme categories: uncritical acceptance or blanket rejection. Claiming a middle ground, Bonnie Nardi and Vicki ODay call for responsible, informed engagement with technology in local settings,MoreThe common rhetoric about technology falls into two extreme categories: uncritical acceptance or blanket rejection. Claiming a middle ground, Bonnie Nardi and Vicki ODay call for responsible, informed engagement with technology in local settings, which they call information ecologies.An information ecology is a system of people, practices, technologies, and values in a local environment. Nardi and ODay encourage the reader to become more aware of the ways people and technology are interrelated. They draw on their empirical research in offices, libraries, schools, and hospitals to show how people can engage their own values and commitments while using technology.