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Re: [xmca] on the learning sciences, constructionism, and technological determinism

> the specific nature of the technology "shapes" or "constrains" (not
> "detemines", for heaven's sake) behavior in specific ways through the
> specific affordances it provides to its user.
I offer a term from my colleagues in Science & Technology Studies: as a
contraction of 'constrains' and 'enables,' we often find ourselves using
'constrables' in this exact context.


Elia J. Nelson, nelsoe3@rpi.edu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dept. of Lang., Lit., & Comm.
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