Essays about: "Technological sciences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 199 essays containing the words Technological sciences.

  1. 1. Digital wellbeing, according to Google

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    Author : Daniel Svensson; [2019]
    Keywords : Digital wellbeing; Google; technology; smartphones; science and technology studies; social shaping; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : In May 2018, Google presented a new initiative called Digital wellbeing at their annual developer conference, Google I/O. Digital wellbeing consists of part a new design philosophy guiding the company’s products, part a set of tools to improve people’s relationship with digital technology. READ MORE

  2. 2. Disrupting carbon lock-in: How a target-based sustainability program for businesses can support the politics of decarbonization in Ottawa, Canada

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Robin Goldstein; [2019]
    Keywords : carbon lock-in; decarbonization; climate governance experiment; politics; business; green economy; Ottawa; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Human-induced climate change has emerged as one of the greatest sustainability challenges of our time, with significant risks for human health, livelihoods and security. However, technological solutions to phase out the use of fossil fuels in industrialized countries are politically contested. READ MORE

  3. 3. Smarter geovisualization tools : a user approach

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Frida Ulfves; [2019]
    Keywords : physical geography and ecosystem analysis; geography; geovisualizations; sense of place; user approach; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Geovisualization tools are continuously becoming more complex. These tools can present vivid and highly accurate representations of the real world. Simultaneously, spatial data is becoming incredibly detailed and the possibilities of interacting with the geovisualization tools are plentiful. Geovisualization tools are indeed powerful. READ MORE

  4. 4. Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability. On theoretical limitations, practical potentials and political discourses

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Annika Kettenburg; [2019]
    Keywords : artificial intelligence; immanent critique; critical discourse analysis; sustainability science; critical theory of technology; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Several governments recently adopted strategies to facilitate the development of artificial intelligence (AI), one of the reasons being the pursuit of sustainability – a claim with little scientific grounding so far. In this thesis, I strived to outline the scope of AI’s potentials by showing i) the limits of its theoretical and practical usefulness and ii) the political barriers to using it for sustainability. READ MORE

  5. 5. The role of technological complexity for sustainable transition policies - The case of solar energy technologies in Mexico

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Aldo Javier Gil Perez; [2018]
    Keywords : solar PV; technological complexity; solar water heaters; policy; Mexico; resources; technological; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis research analyzed policies that promote resource mobilization for the development of the Solar Water Heaters and Photovoltaic industries in Mexico. The main inquiry is to identify the role that technological complexity plays in promoting resource mobilization for sustainable transition policies. READ MORE