Technology before Engineering: a Pioneering New Research Paper at WI1

How are expectations formed about innovation before actual technical development starts? And what is the role of cultural industries in this context? Albrecht Fritzsche and Konrad Dürrbeck look into these questions on the example of the James Bond movie series. They perform a video analysis to understand recurring patterns in the portrayal of imaginary technology and discuss how they inform and legitimize innovation projects. Using Suvin’s concept of the Novum and Oevermann’s Objective ...

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