Advanced

Technological change and users: An actor-network perspective on the digitalization of video surveillance

Weaver, Benjamin LU and Lahtinen, Markus LU (2011) EGOS Colloquium, 2011
Abstract
This paper discusses aspects of technological change and the path towards institutionalization of new innovations, with a focus on how users matter and are part of the co-construction of such change. An empirical example from the security industry is used to illustrate how two distinct phases in the analog-to-digital shift in video surveillance technology have had very different outcomes with respect to the pace and nature of user adoption. The notions of actor- networks and communities of practice are used to analyze the different user and industry reactions to the introduction of the digital video recorder (DVR) and the network video camera respectively. The analysis focus on how established industry socio-technical actor- networks... (More)
This paper discusses aspects of technological change and the path towards institutionalization of new innovations, with a focus on how users matter and are part of the co-construction of such change. An empirical example from the security industry is used to illustrate how two distinct phases in the analog-to-digital shift in video surveillance technology have had very different outcomes with respect to the pace and nature of user adoption. The notions of actor- networks and communities of practice are used to analyze the different user and industry reactions to the introduction of the digital video recorder (DVR) and the network video camera respectively. The analysis focus on how established industry socio-technical actor- networks encompassing users incumbent industry and technological artifacts can resist attempts of disruptive innovation technological change from powerful outside forces. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to conference
publication status
submitted
subject
keywords
technological change, security industry, video surveillance, actor-network, communities of practice
pages
30 pages
conference name
EGOS Colloquium, 2011
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
334217ec-6fe8-460b-be56-4432760f4a4a (old id 2062995)
date added to LUP
2011-08-16 09:01:15
date last changed
2016-07-07 09:45:46
@misc{334217ec-6fe8-460b-be56-4432760f4a4a,
  abstract     = {This paper discusses aspects of technological change and the path towards institutionalization of new innovations, with a focus on how users matter and are part of the co-construction of such change. An empirical example from the security industry is used to illustrate how two distinct phases in the analog-to-digital shift in video surveillance technology have had very different outcomes with respect to the pace and nature of user adoption. The notions of actor- networks and communities of practice are used to analyze the different user and industry reactions to the introduction of the digital video recorder (DVR) and the network video camera respectively. The analysis focus on how established industry socio-technical actor- networks encompassing users incumbent industry and technological artifacts can resist attempts of disruptive innovation technological change from powerful outside forces.},
  author       = {Weaver, Benjamin and Lahtinen, Markus},
  keyword      = {technological change,security industry,video surveillance,actor-network,communities of practice},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {30},
  title        = {Technological change and users: An actor-network perspective on the digitalization of video surveillance},
  year         = {2011},
}