Kyosei, Culture and Sustainable Technology

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Massimo Negrotti, Fumihiko Satofuka
Peter Lang, 2006 - Social Science - 216 pages
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We all are users of technology and services, but the way we use them strongly depends on who our ‘interlocutor’ is: a machine, a software application or a person. The contributions of this volume look at the concept of the user from various perspectives and continue to discuss the theme started in volume three on the user of the artificial. Topics include: man-machine relations such as the user and the virtual world of the internet or users in various cultural contexts of the artificial. The second part of the book focuses on man-nature relations and introduces the Japanese concept of Kyosei (symbiosis) in the context of technology and the environment.
 

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Contents

Massimo Negrotti
9
Karamjit S Gill
37
Stefano A E Leoni
61
RENATA Livraghi
75
Victor Margolin
95
Antonino Porrello
119
Learning communities in the demand
133
Massimo Russo
147
Kyosei or Association in Shared Environment
165
Masayuki Horio
185
Shuji Ozeki
199
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About the author (2006)

The Editors: Massimo Negrotti is Full Professor of Methodology of Human Sciences and Director of IMES-LCA at the University of Urbino. He has published several books on artificiality, introducing the term naturoids as a key word for understanding man-machine relations.
Fumihiko Satofuka is full Professor of Theory of Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He has written many books and papers on sustainability, introducing the term Kyosei (symbiosis) as a key word for understanding man-nature relations.

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