Assignment Task 1: Essay
â€œAn actant in modern computing does not act in isolation.â€ Discuss.
To achieve this:
Select TWO computing news stories of your choice, published anytime between
01/09/2015 and 01/02/2016. Analyse these using Actor Network Theory.
Your analysis should be written as an essay, and include the following points:
â€¢ Describe why Actor Network Theory is a relevant theory for studying
â€¢ Name and categorise the actants in your stories. Describe how they are
â€œactingâ€ in the assemblage.
â€¢ Discuss how these actions can enhance management functions.
â€¢ Outline what larger issues/questions these actions raise. To achieve this,
compare and contrast the viewpoints of a range of theorists and critics
explored throughout the module.
â€¢ Conclude by summarising how your answers relate to the statement â€œAn
actant in modern computing does not act in isolation.â€