From kindling to Kindles: a review of Matt Hayler, challenging the phenomena of technology: embodiment, expertise and evolved knowledge

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"From Kindling to Kindles” is a review of Matt Hayler's Challenging the Phenomena of Technology: Embodiment, Expertise and Evolved Knowledge (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Hayler's text is an investigation into the current theoretical framework surrounding our contemporary usage of the term “technology.” To do this Challenging the Phenomena of Technology moves through how we define technology, why the same artefacts might be fundamentally different for different users, how this might change our understanding of embodied knowledge, and finally places these issues into a nonhuman context. The book offers exemplary accounts of how to tackle interdisciplinary concerns that relate to so many aspects of our lives


Original languageEnglish
Article number000242
JournalDigital Humanities Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2016


  • Technology, ereading, digital humanities, phenomenology, embodied knowledge, Embodied Cognition