“The Locale of Japan. Approaches to the Social Study of (Digital) Health Technologies”
Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Time: 10:45 CET (18:45 JST)
Digital Health Technologies gained wider prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic when physical distance became crucial and the need for health services pressing. However, technical approaches and resulting concerns not only vary in accordance with their professional, disciplinary or organizational surroundings, but also in specific locales such as Japan. Therefore, this talk elucidates how we can approach health technologies in their various social contexts when a particular locale is included. This enables us to systematically study the making and application of health technologies as a co-constitutive process of social and technical factors.