Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
Published/Hosted by Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä.
Human Technology: Investigating the human role in existing and emerging technologies. Continually evolving information and communication technologies (ICTs) touch nearly every aspect of our contemporary life. On the other hand, development of these modern technologies is closely intertwined with human practices and social innovations. The human-technology interaction and the human role in different technologies need constant investigation, investigation that is highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its nature. Human Technology is a new, scholarly online journal that provides an outlet for this kind of essential research and scientific discussion. Human Technology presents innovative, peer-reviewed articles that explore the issues and challenges surrounding the human role in all areas of our ICT-infused societies. The journal seeks to draw research from multiple scientific disciplines with an eye toward how applied technology can affect human existence or how it can, for instance, foster personal development and enhance research and development industry, education, communication and other fields. Human Technology's dynamic and forward-looking articles are intended for use in both the scientific community and industry and the journal does not set any limits regarding the specialization of its authors. The journal welcomes also difficult or controversial topics, and is interested in publishing non-paradigmatic and non-traditional ideas that meet the criteria for good scientific work. The semi-annual online journal is offered without charge, underscoring the philosophy that good research must be available to all. Through Human Technology, researchers are encouraged to collaborate on and to explore the interdisciplinary nature of the human-technology interaction from multiple and valid perspectives. This distinctive journal intends to serve as the meeting place of interdisciplinary dialogue about how humans and societies affect and are affected by the diversity of communication and information technologies.
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