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Cognitive technologies, social science and the three-layered leopardskin of change

Lahlou, Saadi ORCID: 0000-0001-8114-7271 (2008) Cognitive technologies, social science and the three-layered leopardskin of change. Social Science Information, 47 (3). pp. 227-251. ISSN 0539-0184

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0539018408092572


The current digitization of society brings with it a series of new issues that challenge social science. This article describes the mechanism of digital projection (creation of a digital layer mirroring the physical world) by which society digitizes. In the three-layered leopardskin model of change described here (physical layer, representations and practice, institutions), the physical layer (here, information technology) is changing much faster than the two other layers: representations and institutions. This situation calls for a new stand from social research in these evolutions, a stand which is illustrated by the collection of articles that makes up this issue. A closer link to technology and a different relationship with stakeholders seem to emerge as a new action-research approach in the field.

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Additional Information: © 2008 SAGE Publications
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 14:57
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2024 21:54

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