Call for Papers – Article Collection
(Humanities & Social Sciences Communications)
Rethinking human-technology relations
Human-technology relations (HTR) are of crucial interest in the humanities and social sciences. In sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, media studies, and psychology, the implications, effects, and dynamics of human-technology relations are controversially debated and analyzed.
This Article Collection aims to address these debates and provide a systematic overview of different disciplinary approaches to the topic of human-technology relations by shifting the focus from human-machine interactions to human-machine relations. Thus, we ask how relations, interactions and relationships between humans and technical systems can be distinguished at the conceptual level and how these distinctions are reflected in practice. On the other hand, different modes of human-technology relations and their preconditions are addressed and analysed: How does, e.g., anthropomorphization influence our relationship to technical systems and “intelligent” environments? How do we need to understand and analyse processes of embodiment in human-technology relations? And how does the question of control and agency change in new HTR?
These questions will be discussed from the perspectives of philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, psychology, and law, thus providing a systematic and interdisciplinary overview of the socio-politically pressing topic of human-technology relations.
For more information and submissions of articles, see: https://www.nature.com/collections/fabejegiac
• Orsolya Friedrich: FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
• Sebastian Schleidgen: FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
• Johanna Seifert: FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Submission Deadline: 13. November 2023