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978-1-4985-4523-5 • Hardback • August 2018 • $116.00 • (£89.00)
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Jesper Aagaard is assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Aarhus University.
Jan Kyrre Berg Friis is course manager of theory of science at Copenhagen University.
Jessica Sorenson is research assistant at the Future, Technology, Culture, and Learning program at Aarhus University.
Oliver Tafdrup is doctoral fellow at the Future, Technology, Culture, and Learning program at Aarhus University.
Cathrine Hasse is professor of cultural anthropology and learning at Aarhus University.
Foreword – Don Ihde
Introduction – Jesper Aagaard, Jan Kyrre Berg Friis, Oliver Tafdrup & Cathrine Hasse
Part I: Educational Technologies
Chapter 1: Doing Postphenomenology in Education – Catherine Adams and Joni Turville
Chapter 2: Inviting and Interacting: Postphenomenology and the Microsociology of Education – Tobias Röhl
Chapter 3: Entering the Portal: Media Technologies and Experiential Transportation – Jesper Aagaard
Part II: Self-Tracking & Imaging Technologies
Chapter 4: Human Technology Relationships in the Digital Age: The Collapse of Metaphore in Biohacking – Moa Petersén
Chapter 5: Service Interfaces in Human Technology Relations: A Case Study of Self-Tracking Technologies – Fernando Secomandi
Chapter 6: From Camera Obscura to fMRI: How Brain Imaging Technologies Mediate Free Will – Ciano Aydin
Part III: Robotic Technologies
Chapter 7: Paleoanthropology and Social Robotics: Old and New Ways in Mediating Alerity Relations – Michael Funk
Chapter 8: Lost in Translation? Getting to Grips with Multistable Technology in an Apparently Stable World – Lasse Blond & Kasper Schiølin
Part IV: General Methodological Issues
Chapter 9: Why it Takes both Postphenomenology and STS to Account for Technological Mediation: The Case of LOVE Park – Robert Rosenberger
Chapter 10: Describing and Valuing Technological Mediation: From Postphenomenological Bridgeheads to Technoethical Outposts – Michael Puech
Chapter 11: Technological Mediation and Socio-Cultural Variability – Arun Kumar Tripathi
Chapter 12: Studying the Telescopes of Others: Towards a Postphenomenological Methodology of Participant Observation – Cathrine Hasse
This book shows how postphenomenology can significantly contribute to understanding and engaging with many of the technologies shaping our contemporary society, i.e. robotics, self-tracking technologies and educational tools. Combining case studies with thorough methodological reflections, the authors seek to make their postphenomenological research transparent and valuable to other scholars wanting inspiration and hands-on insight on how to do postphenomenological research. The book will be helpful in extending the already strong research community of postphenomenology.
— Søren Riis
This anthology offers a compelling review and critical assessment of the current state of play in postphenomenological methodology. This book is a must for anyone interested in human-technology relations.
— Lambros Malafouris, Keble College, University of Oxford
The most engaging texts present readers with the opportunity to learn and be inspired. This offering does just that. The edited volume connects with a wide range of scholars and disciplines to lay out a methodology and framework that invites participation in empirical postphenomenological research. Several clearly defined sections address a variety of technologies. Diverse and multidisciplinary ideas bring value and force to conversations around techno-human relations. This is a significant and well-written contribution to an ever-growing collection of literature on postphenomenology.
— Stacey Irwin, Millersville University