Shifting the paradigm from people with problems to machines designed to be predatory is an amazing change in perspective. I am so glad her work is getting attention.
Very interesting approach. I have no doubt that values and purposes are embedded in technology from inception and design, to production and ultimately use. But I wonder how an engineer would dismiss such claims arguing this is a problem of use (how people make use of the slot machines) and not of design. Social shaping of technology is a particularly suitable theoretical framework for this type of work.
Comment from: Larry [Visitor]
Does it really take an advanced degree to determine that slot machines are a Lousy bet? Natasha is doing what she claims is wrong. Specifically, she is making a damn good living off of Slot machines. She should be ashamed!
Comment from: gbby [Visitor]
Before you make an idiotic comment, you should do a little inquiry into the nature of her research. If it’s so easy, why don’t you get a PhD - like she did - and make a “damn good living” as well…