Applied Knowledge Model Systems As Actor-Networks

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45
Location: Hörsaal 48 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Christopher MALLAGH, Leeds University, Retired, United Kingdom
The concept of 'Knowledge Model Systems' is developed as an extension of ANT (Actor–Network Theory) directed specifically towards applied knowledge contexts. The obduracy of systems (natural and human) is subject to a transformation into active network nodes interacting equivalently to human actor sites through demand and response input output. Methodology: Comparative analysis between shipbuilding knowledge models under traditional shipwrighting for sail and emergent modern naval architecture of the nineteenth century. No other case reflects as well the difference between indigenous and modern knowledge systems, and the potential impact of modern research techniques. Testing: Irrigation systems as in Middle East quanat systems, Iberian medieval structures under alternative Muslim to Christian dominance, and water control bureaucracy in Imperial Rome, act as test systems for the extended concept. Network resilience under insult, measured by network connectivity provides a quality assessment standard. Only in this way will it be possible to comprehensively scrutinise the potential effects of planed changes impacting systems both modern and traditional.