The Home in the Digital Age

Routledge

The Home in the Digital Age

The Home in the Digital Age. Routledge, 2021, 216 pp. Editors: Antonio Argandoña, Joy Malala, Richard Peatfield

STI Experts Meetings
The Home in the Digital Age

Product of the joint STI-Home Renaissance Foundation Experts Meeting of the same name, The Home in the Digital Age is a set of multidisciplinary studies exploring the impact of digital technologies in the home, with a shift of emphasis from technology to the people living and using technology in their homes in numerous ways.

The book covers a wide variety of topics on the design, introduction and use of digital technologies in the home, combining the technological dimension with the cognitive, emotional, cultural and symbolic dimensions of the objects that incorporate digital technologies and project them onto people’s lives. It offers a coherent approach, that of the home, which gives unity to the discussion.

Scholars of the home, the house and the family will find here the connection with the problems derived from the use of domestic robots and connected devices. Students of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, big data and other branches of digital technologies will find ideas and arguments to apply their disciplines to the home and participate fruitfully in forums where digital technologies are built and negotiated in the home. Experts from various disciplines — psychologists and sociologists; philosophers, epistemologists and ethicists; economists; engineers, architects, urban planners and designers, as well as anyone interested in developing policies for the home and family will find that this book offers well-founded and useful ideas for focusing their work.