Professor Lucas Introna


Research Overview

My research focus is the phenomenon of technology broadly defined and information technology more narrowly defined. Within the area of technology studies I have three enduring concerns (a) theorising the relationship 'between' the social and the technical, (b) technology and its relationship with processes of organising (such as virtual organisations, collaborative working, etc) and (b) the ethical and moral implications of technology for society (such as privacy, surveillance, etc). Within these areas my research approach has always been qualitative and mostly informed by phenomenology and process philosophy. Specifically my focal concern is the way in which information technology transforms social spaces and practices (both individual and collective spaces and practices).

Selected Publications Show all 102 publications

The Enframing of Code: Agency, originality and the plagiarist
Introna, L. 2011 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 28, 6, p. 113-141. 28 p.
Journal article

On sociomaterial imbrications: what plagiarism detection systems reveal and why it matters
Introna, L., Hayes, N. 2011 In: Information and Organization. 21, 2, p. 57-122. 66 p.
Journal article

On the ethics of (object) things
Introna, L. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

Sustaining the public good vision of the internet: the politics of search
Introna, L., Nissenbaum, H. 2000 In: Preferred Placement: Knowledge Politics on the Web. Amsterdam : Jan van Eyck Akademie Editions ISBN: 90-72076-12-5.