Acting with Technology
Books published in the Acting With Technology Series are concerned with the study of meaningful human activity as it is mediated by tools and technologies. The Series has a broad interdisciplinary scope. While grounded in science and technology studies, human-computer interaction, and computer-supported collaborative work, the series aims to bring together and mutually inform conceptual developments and empirical explorations of the technological mediation of human activity in these and other fields such as sociology, communication, education, and organizational studies. Acting With Technology volumes encompass a diversity of theoretical frameworks including activity theory, actor network theory, distributed cognition, and other practice-based theories developed through ethnomethodological and grounded theory approaches. The books investigate tool-mediated processes of working, organizing, playing, and learning in and across a wide variety of social settings, with a special focus on significant contemporary issues related to emerging technology-related trends in culture and society.
Our goal is to publish the best new books both research monographs and textbooks that contribute to a discussion of technology as a crucial facet of human activity enacted in rich social and physical contexts. We are especially interested in manuscripts that integrate theoretical or disciplinary streams, and/or are based on research that combines macro-micro levels of analysis.
For inquiries regarding publication in the series, please contact a series editor or Marguerite Avery (617.253.1653) at The MIT Press.