In How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (2012), N. Katherine Hayles asserted that we think “through, with, and alongside media” (p. 1). She argued for connections between cognition, technology, humanity, and evolution. She both described and performed these complex connections by engaging print-based texts, databases, historical technology, and digital archives.
Screenshot from Tomasula's TOC. Image used with permission from Steve Tomasula.


N. Katherine Hayles's website includes her CV, list of publications, digital resources, and links to media including her blog and recorded lectures.

How We Think: A Digital Companion, a companion text to How We Think, provides access to some of the raw data Hayles used.

Steve Tomasula's homepage provides a brief biography and links to his various publications: novels, short fiction, multimedia fiction, and essays.

TOC: A New-Media Novel provides an interactive introduction to Tamasula's novel. The overview helps with the understanding of Hayles's analysis of the text. The novel is also available as an iPad app.

Steven Hall's webpage provides visual complements to the concepts described in his novel. It also includes a short biography and a few links to other resources.

The Raw Shark Texts provides a brief summary, an excerpt, graphics, and other media about Hall's novel.

Mark Danielewski's site offers a multimodal look at the author and his work.

Only Revolutions is an interactive companion site to the novel.

Hayles connected humanity and technology in ways that match our intuitive understanding—ways that researchers and academics often resist. There is much to react to and question in her book, as the concepts are both provocative and progressive. How We Think illustrated tensions between humanity and technology: their historical contexts and the possibilities of their coevolution.