Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Brent Collett, Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 Channel automation.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Brent Collett, Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 Channel automation."— Presentation transcript:

1 Brent Collett, Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives

2 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008

3 Water use by sector for Australia 2004, water volumes in gigalitres Data source: Australian Government Bureau of Statistics, Water Account,

4 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008

5 Annual rainfall for Victoria, Australia Data source: Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

6 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 Technology to contribute to water savings: Automation of gravity fed irrigation distribution systems Total Channel Control

7 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 TCC trial: unintended consequences Adaptation problems; Class action; Lack of expertise and suitable organisational structures;

8 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 Generic attributes of technologies Wilkinson (1983): –Technology a negotiable phenomenon; Weick (1990): –Equivocal; Hughes (1989): 1.Physical objects and artifacts; 2.Activities or processes; 3.What people know and do. Technology: socially constructed and society shaping; Law (2005): –Emergent properties; –Complex, patterned interaction of components; –Elements that system made of are shaped and created by the system.

9 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 Evolving systems have trajectories Trajectories: –The overall course of the farm system; they emerge over time; Subtrajectories: –Making TCC work; new opportunities from TCC; its all too much; Phases: –The immediate context ; Shaping: –Trying to steer the trajectory on the desired course; Contingencies: –Unexpected happenings. Hypothetical farm trajectory course

10 Making TCC work Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008

11 New possibilities from TCC

12 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 It all becomes too much

13 Channel automation technology: emergent trajectories and social perspectives Collett, B.P., Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008

14 © Copyright The University of Melbourne 2008


Download ppt "Brent Collett, Nettle, R.A., and Paine, M.S. Towards STS Networking in the Asia-Pacific Victoria University, Wellington, 1 December 2008 Channel automation."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google