Digital Materialities: Design and Anthropology

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The very phrase ‘digital materiality’ provokes a multitude of opinions and interpreta-tions. Scholars of design studies, architects, and cultural critics have provided definitions of digital materiality while separating the digital and the material from each other. In the 11 chapters of this book, Sarah Pink, Elisenda Ardèvol, and Débora Lanzeni offer a fresh perspective on digital materiality by way of anthropology. The editors explain in their introduction that they intend to address the blurring boundaries of digital and material via the ethnography of design and digital presence. The book addresses the ‘entangled elements’ (p. 1) in the digital and the material to demonstrate the emergence of what is understood as digital environments in our everyday lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
JournalInternational Sociology
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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