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INFS6066: Gadgets, Gods and Godzilla

Technology is at the heart of many of the contemporary trends and challenges facing organisations. This unit of study introduces students to balanced and critical ways of thinking about the nature and role of technology in business and society. It problematizes the hype surrounding new technological developments (gadgets), the deification of technology as a solution to problems of all kinds (gods), and the, often unintended, consequences of technology applications (godzilla). The unit utilises current technological developments as examples for discussion and examines technology and its design and application in the context of social networks, power relations, and current business trends.

Code INFS6066
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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INFS5002 or COMP5206
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Make and defend evaluations of socio-technical systems.
  • LO2. Construct arguments regarding the benefits and consequences of technologies in organizational and societal setting.
  • LO3. Categorize perspectives based on alternative ethical stances.
  • LO4. Create alternative scenarios of socio-technical systems at individual, organizational and societal levels.