RE: [xmca] technological tools & foreign cultures

From: Tony Whitson (twhitson@udel.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 08 2006 - 10:27:43 PST


Mike writes:
Comment in question form. What is an example of a nontechnological tool?
mike

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In the context of accountability via high-stakes testing, I have found the understanding of "technology" to be a very interesting problem.

I discuss this briefly in "Education la Silhouette: The need for semiotically-informed curriculum consciousness" which is at

http://www.udel.edu/soe/whitson/files/Whitson_Semiotica.pdf

On 2/8/06, basile zimmermann <Basile.Zimmermann@lettres.unige.ch> wrote: > > Hello, > > I was wondering if someone on the list could help me find information > on "affordances or cultural constraints 'inside' technological tools, > based on history and design". > > Things like when an ASCII keyboard is based on the latin alphabet, > which is inconvenient for writing in Chinese, the issue of 'corrupted' > French (and other foreign languages) accents in e-mails*, or the fact > that websites names can only be written in plain English etc. > > Any help really appreciated (I am looking for more > references/comparisons for my thesis) --thanks very much in advance, > > Basile > > *I actually wrote myself a very short "first-try" article (5 pages) on > these issues about a year ago. If someone wants to have a look email me > privately and I'll be very glad to send a copy. > > > -- > > Basile Zimmermann > Teaching assistant > > Unit of Chinese Studies > Faculty of Arts > University of Geneva > 2, rue de Candolle > 1211 Geneva 4 > Suisse > > Phone. +41 22 379 72 40 > Fax. +41 22 379 72 81 > E-mail. basile.zimmermann@lettres.unige.ch > Web. http://www.unige.ch/lettres/meslo/chinois/ > > _______________________________________________ > xmca mailing list > xmca@weber.ucsd.edu > http://dss.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/xmca > _______________________________________________ xmca mailing list xmca@weber.ucsd.edu http://dss.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/xmca

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