Digital and Online Thinkers and Theory

Technological Determinism

Technological determinism is a reductionist theory that claims that technology shapes society. According to this theory, technology inevitably enhances on a traceable path that can be followed and correlated with the enhancement of society. Determinism refers to a relationship between two things that involves a “predetermined result” (Papageorgiou, T.) Technology is defined as the useContinue reading “Technological Determinism”

Data Colonialism and the Information Society

Data colonialism is altering society through the generation and collection of personal data.  Surfacing at the start of the twenty-first century, large technology corporations including Google and Facebook represent data colonialism. The aspects of a data-driven society common within data colonialism provide grounds for the establishment of the information society theory. Comprised of both restrictedContinue reading “Data Colonialism and the Information Society”