Digital Circulation: Media, Materiality, Infrastructures. An Introduction


  • Paolo Magaudda Università di Padova
  • Gabriele Balbi USI-Lugano
  • Alessandro Delfanti University of Toronto



digital circulation, media, communication, materiality, infrastructures


The concept of “digital circulation”, together with the idea of “social life of digital things”, is highly evocative. Yet science and technology studies have not addressed it in depth to date. This introduction looks at the major converging dimensions examined in the papers in the first part of a special issue focusing on the notion of digital circulation. Specifically, if focuses on digital circulaton’s material ontology and on the infrastructures that sustain the processes of circulation, seeing them as pivotal points in theoretical considerations aimed at bridging science and technology studies, media and communication studies and other neighboring fields. This introduction also provides an overview of the articles that make up this issue of Tecnoscienza.




How to Cite

Magaudda, P., Balbi, G., & Delfanti, A. (2016). Digital Circulation: Media, Materiality, Infrastructures. An Introduction. Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 7(1), 7–15.