Digital Circulation: Media, Materiality, Infrastructures. An Introduction

Gabriele Balbi, Alessandro Delfanti, Paolo Magaudda


Abstract: The concept of “digital circulation”, together with the idea of ‘social life of digital things’, is highly evocative. Yet science and technology studies have not addressed it in depth to date. This introduction looks at the major converging dimensions examined in the papers in the first part of a special issue focusing on the notion of digital circulation. Specifically, if focuses on digital circulaton’s material ontology and on the infrastructures that sustain the processes of circulation, seeing them as pivotal points in theoretical considerations aimed at bridging science and technology studies, media and communication studies and other neighboring fields. This introduction also provides an overview of the articles that make up this issue of Tecnoscienza.

Keywords: Digital circulation; media; communication; materiality; infrastructures.

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