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 ways the United Kingdom's Trident submarine and missile method as a sociotechnical community. Drawing at the sociology of clinical and technical wisdom and on actor-network thought, Mort recounts how the Trident application used to be stabilized within the uk and taken into "successful" creation. She uncovers the character of this good fortune through retelling unofficial histories of Trident, of creation roads now not taken, and of capability technological "distractions." The creation of Trident, she exhibits, was once now not 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 substitute applied sciences. She develops options of "disenrollment" and "absent intermediaries," within which redundant staff and marginalized applied sciences serve to self-discipline and strengthen the dominant community as construction 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 construction application emerges as severe to its winning completion.

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