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International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) Volume 7, Issue 1

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The International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) publishes research articles covering a wide range of topics related to Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and its use as a means of exploring socio-technical phenomena. An important goal for the journal is to facilitate publication of the body of research relating to the use of Actor-Network Theory as a means of understanding various socio-technical phenomena and providing examples and case studies of technological innovation. The journal facilitates the distribution of a wide range of research of this type. Much, but not all, of this research relates to the implementation and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), as these inevitably involve interactions between technology and people. This is the area in which ANT is particularly useful and articles along these lines are encouraged. Other areas of special interest are the use of ANT as an analytical framework for research in education and in nursing. This journal covers a range of topics related to ANT. These topics include the development of actor-network theory itself, as well as case studies of its use to assist in the explanation of various socio-technical phenomena. It also includes topics relating to technological innovation, both those using ANT as an explanatory framework and those using other approaches.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • 3D Printing and Actor-Network Theory
  • Where is the Missing Matter?: A Comment on “The Essence” of Additive Manufacturing
  • Innovation and Technical Transformations in Living Technology: An Entanglement of Agentised Matter, ANT, and Natural Computing
  • The New Space Entrepreneurship and Its Techno-Economic Networks

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Special Issue on New Space Entrepreneurship and Additive manufacturing (3D Printing) as Challenges to Actor-Network Theory
    1. REFERENCES
  5. 3D Printing and Actor-Network Theory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. ARMSTRONG ON MATERIALITY
    3. 2. LATOUR ON MATERIALISM
    4. 3. THE NON-RELATIONAL SENSE OF 3-D PRINTING
    5. REFERENCES
  6. Where is the Missing Matter?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?
    3. 2. ТHE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: THE CHALLENGING OF THE “STOCK”?
    4. 3. PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY
    5. 4. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: WHERE IS THE MISSING MATTER?
    6. 5. CONCLUSION: WHERE IS THE MISSING MASTER AFTER ALL?
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  7. Innovation and Technical Transformations in Living Technology:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE SCIENCE OF SYSTEMS
    4. 3. THE NATURE OF 21 CENTURY MATTER
    5. 4. THE ENTANGLEMENT OF MATTER AND INFORMATION
    6. 5. LIVING TECHNOLOGY
    7. 6. DYNAMIC DROPLETS AS LIVING TECHNOLOGY
    8. 7. NATURAL COMPUTING
    9. 8. HYLOZOIC GROUND INSTALLATION: SCALING UP LIVING TECHNOLOGY
    10. 9. FUTURE VENICE: SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH LIVING TECHNOLOGY
    11. 10. PERSEPHONE: PLANETARY OPERATIONS AND LIVING TECHNOLOGY
    12. 11. ANT AND TECHNOLOGICAL CONVERGENCE
    13. 12. ANT AND INNOVATION
    14. REFERENCES
  8. The New Space Entrepreneurship and Its Techno-Economic Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LESSONS FROM AN ANT ACCOUNT ABOUT THE DISTANT PREDECESSORS OF SPACE TRAVEL
    4. 3. THE PATTERNS OF SPACE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
    5. 4. A PRELIMINARY ANT OUTLINE OF THE FIRST TWO PHASES IN SPACE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
    6. 5. THE CHALLENGES OF THE THIRD PHASE OF SPACE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT POSSESS TO ANT APPROACH
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  9. Call For Articles