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Critical technical practice

Critical technical practice is critical theory based approach towards technological design proposed by Phil Agre where critical and cultural theories are brought to bear in the work of designers and engineers. One of the goals of critical technical practice is to increase awareness and critical reflection on the hidden assumptions, ideologies and values underlying technology design.

People whose work contributes to the critical technical practice agenda include Phil Agre, Paul Dourish, Natalie Jeremijenko, Michael Mateas, Simon Penny, Warren Sack, Garnet Hertz, and Phoebe Sengers.

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External links

  • Toward a Critical Technical Practice by Phil Agre
  • Critical Technical Practices page by Phoebe Sengers
  • Garnet Hertz
  • Simon Penny


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