Brief description of the course
Lecture-Seminar (6x4 h): Introduction to socio-technical systems and open society’s values empowered by these.
Central are different kinds of data from cognitive, affective, psychomotor and spatial domains and their representation forms: kinds of knowledge, meaning, value, competencies, trust, recognition, cohesion etc. and what can be made with such data, and what analytical approaches such data may provide; processes and services with the data for certain open society purposes such as accumulation/aggregation, validation, enaction, involvement, participatory surveillance/monitoring/awareness, guidance and pattern shaping/finding, recommending etc. Topics discussed will be: Learning and collective intelligence in socio-technical systems for open societies. Social and community related aspects in sociotechnical systems for open societies. Empowerment of spaces with socio-technical systems. Competing conceptions of governance in socio-technological systems: public goods and open data versus public choice and public values. Competing development paradigms: from citizens as clients and customers to citizens as co-producers.
Practice (6x4h): In practice theory and methodologies are introduced through reverse-engineering approach, the groups analyze and describe existing socio-technical systems and develop a theoretically sound conceptual vision for improving these systems. The jigzaw approach is used for circulating students between home- and expert groups.
Learning outcomes in the course
Student can apply theoretical concepts and practices used for developing socio-technical systems to:
- Discover, describe, interpret, and predict the ways in which socio-technical systems empower the society; and
- Use socio-technical systems as leverage address challenges in society, systems.
Selected papers in Science and Technology Studies http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/sts
Selected chapters from: Borrás, S., & Edler, J. (Eds.). (2014). The governance of socio-technical systems: explaining change. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Charalabidis, Y., Koussouris, S. (2012). Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance: Technologies and Methods for Online Citizen Engagement in Public Policy Making
Goldstein, B., Dyson, L. (2013). Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation
Lathorp, D., Ruma, L. (2010). Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice 1st Edition.
Chopra, A. (2014). Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.
Mayer-Schönburger, V., Lazer, D. (2007). Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government. MIT Press, 9895th Edition
Shark, A.R. (2012). Seven Trends that will Transform Local Government Through Technology.
Goldsmith, S., Crawford, S. (2014). The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, 1st Edition. Wiley.
Townsend, A.M. (2014). Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
Ratti, C., Claudel, M. (2016). The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life, The Future Series.
Hassan, R. (2008). The Information Society: Cyber Dreams and Digital Nightmares
Mate, J.L. , Silva, A. (2005). Requirements Engineering for Sociotechnical Systems.
Mumford, E. (1985). Sociotechnical Systems Design: Evolving Theory and Practice.
Ropohl, G. (1999). Philosophy of socio-technical systems.PHIL & TECH 4:3. 59-71.
Opazo, P. (2010). Sociotechnical Systems
Walker, Guy H., Stanton, Neville A., Salmon, Paul M. and Jenkins, Daniel P. (2008) A review of sociotechnical systems theory: a classic concept for new command and control paradigms. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 9, (6), 479-499
Miorandi, D., Maltese, V. (2014). Social Collective Intelligence: Combining the Powers of Humans and Machines to Build a Smarter Society
Bacon, J. (2012). The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation
Resnick, P. Kiesler, S. Burke, M. et al. (2012). Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design. MIT Press.
Lemieux, V. l. (2016). Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance (Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics)
van Dam K., H., Nicolic, I. (2012). Agent-Based Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems: 9 .Agent-Based Social Systems.
Klaus, D., Geihs, K. (2014). Socio-technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems
Cecconi, F. (2016). New Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena: Cognition, Complexity, Adaptation