- Sep 2023
- Nov 2022
a more nuanced view of context.
Almost every new technology goes through a moral panic phase where the unknown is used to spawn potential backlashes against it. Generally these disappear with time and familiarity with the technology.
Bicycles cause insanity, for example...
Why does medicine and vaccines not follow more of this pattern? Is it lack of science literacy in general which prevents it from becoming familiar for some?
- Feb 2022
Calarco, J. M. (2021). The Moral Calm Before the Storm: How a Theory of Moral Calms Explains the Covid-Related Increase in Parents’ Refusal of Vaccines for Children. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/m7c3p
- Jan 2022
- social media
- racist ideas
- mental health
- diversity equity and inclusion
- marginalized groups
- tech solutionism
- move fast and break things
- attention economy
- biological determinism
- racist policies
- moral panic
- structural racism
- May 2020
Orben, A. (2020, April 30). The Sisyphean Cycle of Technology Panics. Retrieved from psyarxiv.com/dqmju
- Jul 2018
The motivation in writing this paper is to examine some of these ideas about time and technology. The notion that digi-tal technologies in themselves have a temporal quality that is problematic is questionable.
Lindley claims that previous HCI studies of time have tended toward moral panics and technological determinism. Brings to mind Wacjman's work and Hassan's book "Empires of Speed."
I'm curious about what she means here, as the next section describing Shoenbeck's study doesn't quite fit the argument:
"The notion that digital technologies in themselves have a temporal quality that is problematic is questionable."