Assignment Task: Essay
"An actant in modern computing does not act in isolation." 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:
• Describe why Actor Network Theory is a relevant theory for studying computing.
• Name and categorise the actants in your stories. Describe how they are "acting" in the assemblage.
• Discuss how these actions can enhance management functions.
• 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.
• Conclude by summarising how your answers relate to the statement "An actant in modern computing does not act in isolation."
You will submit a single word processed document to Turnitin, of between 1350-1650 words.