The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies

ISBN : 9780198809913

Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias
560 ページ
171 x 171 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Our most basic relationship with the world is one of technological mediation. Nowadays our available tools are digital, and increasingly what counts in economic, social, and cultural life is what can be digitally stored, distributed, replayed, augmented, and switched. Yet the digital remains very much materially configured, and though it now permeates nearly all human life it has not eclipsed all older technologies. This Handbook is grounded in an understanding that our technologically mediated condition is a condition of organization. It maps and theorizes the largely unchartered territory of media, technology, and organization studies. Written by scholars of organization and theorists of media and technology, the chapters focus on specific, and specifically mediating, objects that shape the practices, processes, and effects of organization. It is in this spirit that each chapter focuses on a specific technological object, such as the Battery, Clock, High Heels, Container, or Smartphone, asking the question, how does this object or process organize? In staying with the object the chapters remain committed to the everyday, empirical world, rather than being confined to established disciplinary concerns and theoretical developments. As the first sustained and systematic interrogation of the relation between technologies, media, and organization, this Handbook consolidates, deepens, and further develops the empirics and concepts required to make sense of the material forces of organization.


1 Francois-Regis Puyou and Paolo Quattrone: Account Book
2 Reinhold Martin: Acoustic Tile
3 Jan Muggenburg: Battery
4 Christoph Michels and Chris Steyaert: Bicycle
5 Lucas Introna and Lara Pecis: Bitcoin
6 Florian Hoof: Calendar
7 Markus Krajewski: Card
8 Maria-Laura Toraldo and Jeanne Mengis: Chair
9 Melissa Gregg and Tamara Kneese: Clock
10 John Durham Peters: Cloud
11 Gotz Bachmann and Paula Bialski: Coffee Machine
12 Timon Beyes: Colour Chart
13 Alexander Klose: Container
14 Mercedes Bunz: Conversational Interface
15 Ned Rossiter: Copper
16 Monika Dammann: Copy Machine
17 Nanna Bonde Thylstrup and Kristin Eva Albrechtsen Veel: Dating App
18 Gibson Burrell and Karen Dale: Desk
19 Andreas Bernard: Elevator
20 Armin Beverungen: Executive Dashboard
21 Wendy Hui Kyong Chun: Filter System
22 Mike Zundel: High Heels
23 Nishant Shah: Interface
24 Aleksandra Przegalinska: Mind Tracker
25 Stefan Rieger: Office Plant
26 Claus Pias: Overhead Projector
27 Alice Comi: Paper Shredder
28 Daniel Hjorth: Pen
29 Lisa Conrad: Planning Table
30 Annika Skoglund: Prezi
31 Damian O'Doherty: Price Book
32 Roman Duffner: Push Button
33 Sine Norholm Just: Pussyhat
34 Christian De Cock: Railway Tracks
35 Theodore Vurdubakis: Real Time Bidding System
36 Jannis Kallinikos and Cristina Alaimo: Recommender System
37 Renee Ridgway: Search Engine
38 Jennifer Whyte: Smartphone
39 Barara Vinken: Suit
40 Mikkel Flyverbom and Anders Koed Madsen: Telegraph
41 Robin Holt: Typeface
42 Jorg Metelmann: Whiteboard, Flipchart
43 Olga Rodak, Tomasz Raburski, and Dariusz Jemielniak: Wiki
44 Timon Beyes, Robin Holt, and Claus Pias: By means of which: Media, Technology, and Organization Studies


Timon Beyes is Professor of Sociology of Organisation and Culture at Leuphana University of Luneburg, where he is also a director of the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC). He holds a fractional professorship at Copenhagen Business School, where he was previously Professor of Design, Innovation and Aesthetics. His work focuses on the processes, spaces, and aesthetics of organization in the fields of digital cultures, art, cities, and higher education. ; Robin Holt is a professor at the Department of Management, Philosophy and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, and visiting professor at Nottingham Business School. He has an eclectic range of research interests, all of which cohere around questions of organization formation. He is currently undertaking a lengthy study of craft, design, and technology and has recently published a book that investigates strategic judgment as a technology of self-formation. ; Claus Pias is Professor of Media History and Epistemology at the Institute of Culture and Media Aesthetics (ICAM), Leuphana University of Luneburg, where he is also a director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) and the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC). His main areas of interest are the media history and epistemology of computer simulations, the history of media studies, and the field of Digital Cultures.