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 initially materialized these abstract ideas by describing and performing three reading strategies. This review is similarly structured; select a reading option below to begin your journey.
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.