Intermediation and Network Behavior

I would be interested in chatting about how feedback (& feed-forward) loops that cross back and forth between digital and analog practices change (or not) the way we think about how network technology influences teaching, culture, and social interaction at the level of the individual. I’ve thought about this in the past as a conversation that puts Hayles’s concept of Intermediation side-by-side with Galloway’s readings of the fundamental differences between protocological and bureaucratic behavior patterns. The results of these ponderings have helped me rethink how individuals steeped in network culture frame themselves as possessive (hence, proprietary) individuals. I’m curious to hear how folks who have spent time thinking about and working in DH might frame this kind of interplay on a more-or-less atomistic level.

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