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Social Media Research

These questions about communication technology aim at uncovering some of the dimensions of social interaction and human communication, and their interface with the technologies that mediate so much of our communication today. These questions are an attempt at conducting communication research into both the sociology and psychology of interpersonal communication and its means of production at the same time.

Materiality and amplification: design, functions, features, and the interface to the human face

When communication technology requires a secondary medium

Communication technology extends attention

What is a communication technology's functional effectiveness

Sociology and the negotiations of presence availability: the internet, access, and connection

Asynchronous communication technology: Connectivity

Close Encounters with technology

Through the Wire

Excerpts from Through the Wire, an ongoing book project on communication technology and the changing relations of speech, proximity, communication and relationships. These draft chapters are related to some of the questions posed in the investigation above.