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Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Taylor Dotson


This book provides an account of community through the lens of the politics of technology. That is, how do the artifacts, infrastructures, sociotechnical systems and techniques that constitute everyday life influence the answer to “who gets what community, when and how?” This book responds with a conceptualization of community as a multidimensional phenomenon, which aids in the illustration of how different techniques, artifacts, organizational technologies and infrastructures encourage or constrain the enactment of the various dimensions of communality. Later chapters build upon this analysis ... More

Keywords: Politics of technology, Communitarian technology, Community, Reconstructivism, Intelligent trial-and-error, Networked individualism, Science and technology studies, Philosophy of technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036382
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Taylor Dotson, author
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology