CI Studies Bibliography – Object and Thing Studies

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ToC rev. 29 May 2022

Works in the CI Studies Bibliography tagged “Art and aesthetics  include both creative art related to infrastructure and scholarship about the art and aesthetics of infrastructure.

Piper, Andrew, and Sunyam Bagga. “A Quantitative Study of Fictional Things.” In CHR 2022. Antwerp, Belgium: CHR, 2022. https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3290/long_paper1576.pdf. Cite
Gollihue, Krystin, and Mai Nou Xiong-Gum. “Dataweaving: Textiles as Data Materialization.” Kairos 25, no. 1 (2020). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/25.1/disputatio/gollihue-xiong-gum/index.html. Cite
Young, Liam Cole. “Salt: Fragments from the History of a Medium.” Theory, Culture & Society, 2020, 0263276420915992. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276420915992. Cite
Davis, Jenny L. How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things. Design Thinking, Design Theory. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Zylinska, Joanna. Nonhuman Photography. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2017. Cite
Baird, Ileana, and Christina Ionescu. Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context : From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture. London: Routledge, 2016. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315578965. Cite
Behar, Katherine. Bigger than You: Big Data and Obesity. Punctum Books, 2016. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8nak2nhh4fwd4ag/Behar_Bigger_Than_You_EBook.pdf?dl=0. Cite
Atzmon, Leslie, and Prasad Boradkar. “Introduction: A Design Encounter with Thing Theory.” Design and Culture 6, no. 2 (2014): 141–52. https://doi.org/10.2752/175470814X14031924626988. Cite
Zantingh, Matthew. “When Things Act Up: Thing Theory, Actor-Network Theory, and Toxic Discourse in Rita Wong’s Poetry.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20, no. 3 (2013): 622–46. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44087266. Cite
Morton, Timothy. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. Posthumanities 27. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. Cite
Morton, Timothy. Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality. First edition. New Metaphysics. Ann Arbor, Mich: Open Humanities Press, 2013. Cite
Sattaur, Jennifer. “Thinking Objectively: An Overview of ‘Thing Theory’ in Victorian Studies.” Victorian Literature and Culture 40, no. 1 (2012): 347–57. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1060150311000428. Cite
Bogost, Ian. Alien Phenomenology, or, What It’s like to Be a Thing. Posthumanities 20. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Cite
Askins, Kye, and Rachel Pain. “Contact Zones: Participation, Materiality, and the Messiness of Interaction.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29, no. 5 (2011): 803–21. https://doi.org/10.1068/d11109. Cite
Breitbach, Julia. “The Photo-as-Thing.” European Journal of English Studies 15, no. 1 (2011): 31–43. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825577.2011.553895. Cite
Harman, Graham. The Quadruple Object. Winchester, U.K. Washington, USA: Zero Books, 2011. Cite
Levi, Bryant R. The Democracy of Objects. First edition. New Metaphysics. Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press, 2011. http://openhumanitiespress.org/books/download/Bryant_2011_Democracy-of-Objects.pdf. Cite
Daston, Lorraine, and Peter Galison. Objectivity. Paperback ed. New York, NY: Zone Books, 2010. Cite
Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010. Cite
Candlin, Fiona, and Raiford Guins, eds. The Object Reader. In-Sight. London ; New York: Routledge, 2009. Cite
Lemaster, Tracy. “Feminist Thing Theory in ‘Sister Carrie.’” Studies in American Naturalism 4, no. 1 (2009): 41–55. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23431158. Cite
Phillips, Ruth B. “The Mask Stripped Bare by Its Curators: The Work of Hybridity in the Twenty-First Century.” Les Actes de Colloques Du Musée Du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac, no. 1 (2009): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.4000/actesbranly.336. Cite
Daston, Lorraine, ed. Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. 1. paperback ed. New York, NY: Zone Books, 2008. Cite
Weisman, Alan. The World without Us. New York, NY: Picador/Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2008. Cite
Bogost, Ian. Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism. 1. MIT Press paperback ed. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2008. Cite
Harman, G. “On Vicarious Causation.” Collapse: Journal of Philosophical Research and Development 2 (2007): 187–221. Cite
Plotz, John. “Can the Sofa Speak? A Look at Thing Theory.” Criticism 47, no. 1 (2005): 109–18. https://doi.org/10.1353/crt.2006.0006. Cite
Latour, Bruno, and Peter Weibel, eds. Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy. Cambridge, Mass. : [Karlsruhe, Germany]: MIT Press ; ZKM/Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, 2005. Cite
Harman, Graham. Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things. Chicago: Open Court, 2005. Cite
Bennett, Jane. “The Force of Things: Steps toward an Ecology of Matter.” Political Theory 32, no. 3 (2004): 347–72. https://www.jstor.org/stable/4148158. Cite
Harman, Graham. Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphyics of Objects. Chicago: Open Court, 2002. Cite
Brown, Bill. “Thing Theory.” Critical Inquiry 28, no. 1 (2001): 1–22. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1344258. Cite
Robertson, Bruce, and Mark Meadow. “Microcosms: Objects of Knowledge.” AI & SOCIETY 14, no. 2 (2000): 223–29. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01205452. Cite
Marcus, Ben. The Age of Wire and String: Stories. 1st Dalkey Archive ed. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1998. Cite
Galison, Peter. Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. Cite
Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg. Toward a History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube. Writing Science. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1997. Cite
Appadurai, Arjun, ed. The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511819582. Cite
Fried, Michael. “Art and Objecthood.” Art Forum, 1967, 12–23. https://www.artforum.com/print/196706/art-and-objecthood-36708. Cite
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