Essay on Post Modernism Modernism

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Introduction
Prior to understanding the multiple perspectives with regards to the statement, I will first decipher the terminologies used. (Volti 2012) states that technology can be defined in the most general way as the use of knowledge and organization to produce objects and techniques for the attainment of specific goals. Adding on, to my understanding of organisations, it is where it is designed to achieve specific goals with the collaboration of variables such as technologies, frameworks relating people and etc. Multiple perspectives is looking at the world producing different knowledge in different ways and this different perspective come to be associated with their own concepts & theories. (Hatch & Cunliffe 2006) In my
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This is supported by Volti (2005), that if a technology acts as an independent force in our life which is known as “technological determinism”, we have become the servant of technology instead of its master. Volti (2005) states that technology is a human creation and that its members deliberately develop and use technologies to extend their natural capabilities but although technology is the result of human efforts, individual humans usually have not much control over the technologies that affect their lives. In addition,Volti (2005) define technology as a cause of organizational structure, where authority is centralized, the amount of worker specialization and the number and importance of formal rules is strongly influenced by the principal technology that the organization uses.

Symbolic interpretivist perspective on technology

Symbolic interpretivist study how technologies are themselves shaped by processes of social construction and they consider technology socially constructed. This expands the definition of technology such that technology is not just physical objects and equipment, but symbols (words and images) and root methaphors, not just task activities but actions and interactions between people and technology and not just knowledge but interpretation. (Hatch & Cunliffe 2006) Wiebe Bijker and John Law, two early proponents of the social construction of technology

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