Trading zones, moral imagination and socially sensitive computing

Foundations of Science 13 (1):89-97 (2008)

As computating technologies become ubiquitous and at least partly autonomous, they will have increasing impact on societies, both in the developed and developing worlds. This article outlines a framework for guiding emerging technologies in directions that promise social as well as technical progress. Multiple stakeholders will have to be engaged in dialogues over new technological directions, forming trading zones in which knowledge and resources are exchanged. Such discussions will have to incorporate cultural and individual values.
Keywords Computers and society  Ethics and technology  Trading zones  Interactional expertise  Moral imagination
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-007-9118-3
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