Communication technology and theory: Research into the interpersonal and social interface
This work from 2002-2003 explores the impact of the internet and communication technology on interpersonal communication and society. It focuses on a transformation of mediated interaction. The effect of communication technologies on face to face talk, on gestures and cues, on meta-linguistic signals, and so on. As meaning is transferred to the digital artifact, what is gained, and what is lost? Are there social implications for our reliance on communicating non face to face? These sociological perspectives use human factors and communication theory to suggest design approaches to communication technology that go beyond computer mediated interaction and HCI design thinking.
- The material form of communication technology
- Mode of communication matters
Technology takes its features from the face
- Affective capacity of recordings
- Is meaning lost in translation?
- The secondary medium
TA and the "stroke", or technology meets social psychology
- How technology selects attention
- Technology distorts communication
- What's a technology's interaction bandwidth?
Interpersonal communication enjoys (a) real time
- Effectiveness and the risk/success ratio of communicating through technology
- When technology fails to deliver (communication)
- When silence communicates
Technology, Habermas, and truth claims
- Communication is iteration. Say again?
- Framing interactions, or "where are you?"
- Who's on the other end of the line?
- Frequency of interaction counts
Communication technology creates intermittence
- From conversation to transitivity
- Off the air and other second order availability issues
- When is a conversation finished?
Did you get my email: delivery acknowledgment
- The matter of identity: who's talking?
- The matter of identity: authority
- The matter of identity: animator
- Producing audience relations with technology
- Interactionism and framing the encounter: synchronous media
- Interactionism and framing the encounter: asynchronous technology
- Asynchronous technology and group dynamics
- What are you saying? Footing and mediated conversation