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Thomas Dahl, Milos Facius, Nikolaj Gram, Esben Samuelsen, Michella Ulriksen & Katrine Vestergaard

Student thesis: Termpaper


This paper tries to examine the issue “How can man initiate a mutual beneficial cooperation with crows as a supplement to already existing technological solutions on a sustainable and ethical responsible way, where the potential of the animalistic capital is conveyed” in an attempt to contribute to a sustainable way of thinking, by using the abilities of animals as a supplement to technology. We examined the crow to explore what abilities it possesses to determine a yet undescribed value we ended up describing as animalistic capital. Through critical viewing when looking at a technological problem we established a case where the crow, man and technology are combined in an actor-network as part of a bigger sociotechnical system. With inclusion of ethical theories we have discussed our problem and plausible future problems regarding the use of animals in a mutual beneficial cooperation with man. The explanation and use of theories enables this cooperation and justifies and validates our desire to illuminate and acknowledge animals’ abilities and intelligence, which have been overshadowed by the glorification of technology.

EducationsBasic - Bachelor Study Program in Humanistisk-Technology, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date7 Jun 2012


  • synantrophic
  • Crow
  • mutual beneficial
  • cooperation