The Ontology of Technology


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June 23, 2018 - 7:21am

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The Ontology of Technology : Considering the Potentiality of Natural-Cultural Anthropology through an Analysis of the Inuit Technological-Complex System (<Special Theme>New Horizon of Ethnography on Technology)

Author: Keiichi Omura
Keywords: Canadian Inuit, subsistence system, technological complex system, world poiesis machine, monistic worldview of 'nature-human, 'natural-cultural anthropology

This paper analyzes an assemblage of technologies practiced by the indigenous Inuit societies in the Canadian Arctic. By proposing a series of technological practices of human beings as world poiesis machines, I examine the potential of the natural-cultural anthropological approach to human technology based on the monistic worldview of nature-human.'
* The full English abstract is available at the end of the file.



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Anonymous, "The Ontology of Technology", contributed by Yoko Taguchi, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 August 2018, accessed 24 May 2024.