Professor Lucy Suchman

Professor

Research Overview

My research interests within the field of feminist science and technology studies are focused on technological imaginaries and material practices of technology design, particularly developments at the interface of bodies and machines. My current research extends my longstanding critical engagement with the field of human-computer interaction to contemporary warfighting, including the figurations that inform immersive simulations, and problems of "situational awareness" in remotely-controlled weapon systems. I'm concerned with the question of whose bodies are incorporated into these systems, how and with what consequences for social justice and the possibility for a less violent world.

Tracking and Targeting: Sociotechnologies of (In)security
Suchman, L.A., Follis, K., Weber, J. 1/11/2017 In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 42, 6, p. 983-1002. 19 p.
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Naoki Ueno's Transformative Practice
Suchman, L.A. 05/2017 In: Mind, Culture, and Activity. 24, 2, p. 154-156. 3 p.
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Situational awareness and adherence to the principle of distinction as a necessary condition for lawful autonomy
Suchman, L.A. 2017 In: Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. Berlin : German Federal Foreign Office p. 273-283. 11 p.
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Human-machine autonomies
Suchman, L.A., Weber, J. 2016 In: Autonomous weapons systems. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 75-102. 28 p. ISBN: 9781107153561, 9781316607657.
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Wishful mnemonics and autonomous killing machines
Sharkey, N., Suchman, L. 05/2013 In: Proceedings of the AISB. 136, p. 14-22. 9 p.
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Animation and Automation: The liveliness and labours of bodies and machines
Stacey, J., Suchman, L. 03/2012 In: Body and Society. 18, 1, p. 1-46. 46 p.
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Consuming anthropology
Suchman, L. 2012 In: Interdisciplinarity. Abingdon : Routledge ISBN: 9780415578929 . Electronic ISBN: 9780203584279 .
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Anthropological Relocations and the Limits of Design
Suchman, L. 10/2011 In: Annual Review of Anthropology. 40, n/a, p. 1-18. 18 p.
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Subject Objects
Suchman, L. 08/2011 In: Feminist Theory. 12, 2, p. 119-145. 27 p.
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Feminist STS and the Sciences of the Artificial.
Suchman, L.A. 2007 In: New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. MIT Press 139 p. ISBN: 0-262-08364-7.
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Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and situated actions (2nd edition).
Suchman, L.A. 2007 Cambridge University Press. 326 p. ISBN: 9780521675888.
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Affiliative Objects.
Suchman, L.A. 1/05/2005 In: Organization. 12, 3, p. 379-399. 21 p.
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Decentring the manager/designer.
Suchman, L. 2004 In: Managing as designing. Stanford : Stanford Business Books p. 169-73. 97 p. ISBN: 9780804746748.
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Methods and madness.
Suchman, L. 2004 In: First person : new media as story, performance, and game. London : MIT Press p. 95-98. 4 p. ISBN: 0262731754.
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Talking things.
Suchman, L. 2004 In: First person : new media as story, performance, and game. London : MIT Press p. 262-265. 4 p. ISBN: 0262731754.
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Reading and writing : a response to comments on 'Plans and situated actions'.
Suchman, L. 04/2003 In: Journal of the Learning Sciences. 12, 2, p. 299-306. 8 p.
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Figuring service in discourses of ICT: the case of software agent.
Suchman, L. 2003 In: Global and Organizational Discourses about Information Technology. Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Kluwer p. 15-32. 18 p. ISBN: 1402073259.
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Organising allignment.
Suchman, L. 2003 In: Knowing in organizations : a practice-based approach. London : M. E. Sharpe p. 187-203. 17 p. ISBN: 0765609118.
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Working Artefacts: Ethnomethods of the prototype.
Suchman, L.A., Blomberg, J., Trigg, R. 06/2002 In: British Journal of Sociology. 53, 2, p. 163-179. 17 p.
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Practice-based design of information systems : notes from the hyperdeveloped world.
Suchman, L. 03/2002 In: The Information Society. 18, 2, p. 139-144. 6 p.
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Problematizing 'Innovation' as a Critical Project.
Suchman, L.;., Bishop, L. 09/2000 In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 12, 3, p. 327-333. 7 p.
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Embodied Practices of Engineering Work.
Suchman, L. 2000 In: Mind, Culture, and Activity. 7, 1&2, p. 4-18. 15 p.
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Making a case: knowledge and routine work in document production.
Suchman, L. 2000 In: Workplace studies : recovering work practice and informing system design. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 29-45. 17 p. ISBN: 0521598214; 0521591864.
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Organising alignment: a case of bridge-building.
Suchman, L. 2000 In: Organization. 7, 2, p. 311-327. 17 p.
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Reconstructing technologies as social practice.
Suchman, L., Blomberg, J., Orr, J., Trigg, R. 11/1999 In: American Behavioral Scientist. 43, 3, p. 392-408. 17 p.
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Centers of coordination : a case and some themes.
Suchman, L. 1997 In: Discourse, Tools, and Reasoning: Essays on Situated Cognition. Berlin : Springer-Verlag p. 41-62. 22 p.
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Reflections on a work-oriented design project.
Blomberg, J., Suchman, L., Trigg, R. 09/1996 In: Human-Computer Interaction. 11, 3, p. 237-265. 29 p.
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Do categories have politics? : the language/action perspective reconsidered.
Suchman, L. 09/1994 In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 2, 3, p. 177-190. 14 p.
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Interactional troubles in face-to-face survey interviews.
Suchman, L., Jordan, B. 1990 In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 85, 409, p. 232-253. 22 p.
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