Re-Thingifying the Internet of Things

  title={Re-Thingifying the Internet of Things},
  author={Jennifer Gabrys},
Through the use of sensors, networks and data collection, the Internet of Things is meant to make everyday practices and infrastructures more efficient and “sustainable.” Yet these digital technologies also generate new material and environmental effects, particularly through increasing amounts of electronic waste. After first addressing emerging developments within the Internet of Things, this chapter proposes the adoption of a strategy for “re-thingifying” the Internet of Things. Re… 

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  • Karen Barad
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    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2003
L anguage has been granted too much power. The linguistic turn, the semiotic turn, the interpretative turn, the cultural turn: it seems that at every turn lately every “thing”—even materiality—is