Building the Trident Network: A Study of the Enrollment of People, Knowledge, and Machines (Inside Technology)

Building the Trident Network: A Study of the Enrollment of People, Knowledge, and Machines (Inside Technology)

Maggie Mort


In development the Trident community, Maggie Mort methods the United Kingdom's Trident submarine and missile approach as a sociotechnical community. Drawing at the sociology of clinical and technical wisdom and on actor-network thought, Mort recounts how the Trident application was once stabilized within the uk and taken into "successful" creation. She uncovers the character of this good fortune through retelling unofficial histories of Trident, of construction roads no longer taken, and of power technological "distractions." The construction of Trident, she exhibits, used to be no longer inevitable yet contingent and problematic.Using fabric from interviews and native texts, Mort explores the emergence of a counternetwork within the kind of a staff' crusade for replacement applied sciences. She develops ideas of "disenrollment" and "absent intermediaries," during which redundant employees and marginalized applied sciences serve to self-discipline and toughen the dominant community as creation shrinks. She additionally examines the upkeep of the barrier among the technical and the social/political during this context. The administration of uncertainties in the Trident creation software emerges as severe to its winning completion.

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