• Publications


    • Blyth, P.L., Mladenović, M., Nardi, B.A., Ekbia, H.R., and Su, N.M. Distributing Benefits and Burdens: Expanding the Design Horizon for Self-Driving Vehicles. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.
    • Ekbia, H. Digital Inclusion and Social Exclusion: The Political Economy of Value in a Networked World. The Information Society, 32 (2): 165-175.
    • Qaurooni, D. & Ekbia, H. (in press). The Enhanced Warrior: Drone Warfare and the Problematics of Separation. Phenomenology and Cognitive Science.
    • Ekbia, H. & Nardi, B. Social Inequality and HCI: The View from Political Economy. CHI Proceedings.
    • Qaurooni, D., Ghazinejad, A., Kouper, I., and Ekbia, H. Citizens for Science and Science for Citizens: The View from Participatory Design. CHI Proceedings.
    • Kouper, I., Zoss, A., Boyles, M. Edelblute, T. & Ekbia, H. (2016). Mental Disorders Over Time: A Dictionary-Based Approach to the Analysis of Knowledge Domains. iConference Proceedings.


    • Ekbia, H. (2015). AI, Its Metaphors, And Their Mutations. In Romporti, J., Zackova, E. & Warwick, K. (eds.) Beyond AI: The Golem.  Berlin: Springer Verlag.
    • Ekbia, H. (2015). The Flesh Of Science: Somatics And Semiotics. In Sugimoto, C. (Ed.) Theories of Infometrics and Scientific Communication. The Gruyter Press.
    • Ekbia, H. & Nardi, B. (2015). The Political Economy of Computing: The Elephant in the HCI Room. Interactions [Link].
    • Ekbia, H. (in press). Digital Inclusion and Social Exclusion: The Political Economy of Value in a Networked World. The Information Society.
    • Ekbia, H., Matiolli, M., Kouper, I., Arave, G., Ghazinejad, A. Bowman, T., Suri, R., Tsou, A., Weingart, S., & Sugimoto, C. (2015). Big Data, Bigger Dilemmas: A Critical Review. Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 66)8) 1523-1746.
    • Suri, V.R. & Ekbia, H. (2015). Spatial Mediations in Historical Understanding: GIS and the Evolving Epistemic Practices of History. Journal of American Society for Information Science andTechnology. DOI: 10.1002/asi


    • Ekbia, H., Lee, J. & Wiley, S. (2014). Rehab games as components of workflow: A case study. Games for Health Journal, 3(4): 215–226.
    • Ekbia, H. & Nardi, B. (2014). Heteromation And Its (Dis)Contents: The Division Of Labor Between Humans And Machines. First Monday: 19(6).
    • Ekbia, H. & D. Quarooni-Fard (2014). Extended minds and mediated actions: The case of drones. Collective Intentionality IX. Bloomington, IN. Sept. 10–13 (Refereed).
    • Ekbia, H. & Sawhney, H. (2014). Reason, resistance, and reversal: Metaphors of technology in design and law. Culture, Theory, and Critique (Refereed). DOI: 10.1080/14735784.2014.904752
    • Jozkowski, K. and Ekbia, H. (2014). Campus Craft: A game for sexual assault prevention in universities. Games for Health Journal (Refereed).


    • Ekbia, H. (under revision). The Political Economy of Exploitation in a Network World. The Information Society.
    • Ekbia, H. & Suri, V.R. (2013). Of Dustbowl Ballads and Railroad Tables: Erudite Enactments in Historical Inquiry. Information & Culture. 48(2): 260-278.
    • Ekbia, H. & Suri, V.R. (resubmitted). Spatial Mediations in Historical Understanding: GIS and the Evolving Epistemic Practices of History. Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology


    • Ekbia, H. (2012). Worlds and Worth: A Situated Evaluation Framework for Interaction Design. Workshop on Values in Design. CHI 2012.
    • Ekbia, H. (2012). Review of: Turkle, S. (2010). Alone Together: Why Do We Expect from More From Technology than from Each Other. Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(9), 1897-1898.
    • Ekbia. H. & Nardi, B. (2012). Inverse Instrumentality: How Technologies Objectify Patients and Players. In Leonardi, P. M., Nardi, B. & Kallinikos, J. (Eds.). Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World. Oxford University Press.
    • York, W. & Ekbia, H. (2012). Slippage in Cognition, Perception, and Action: From Aesthetics to Artificial Intelligence. In Jozek Kelemen, Jan Romportl and Eva Zackova (Ed): Beyond Artificial Intelligence: Contemplations, Expectations, Applications Heidelberg: Springer, 27-47.


    • Ekbia. H. Medicine, Machines, and Mediations: Coordination of Health Work. Proceedings of the Workshop on Personal Health Records and Patient-Centered Infrastructures. Trento, Italy, Dec. 12-13.
    • York, W. & Ekbia, H. Analogy, Aesthetics, and Affect: What Can HCI Designers Learn from AI. Proceedings of Beyond AI: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Artificial Intelligence. Pilsen, Czech Republic, Dec. 8-9.
    • Suwannawut, N. Integrating Accessibility into the Design of Online Learning Management systems: Theories and Practice. Presented at the 14th Annual Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, November 14 – 18, Westminster, Colorado.
    • Kouper, I. Discursive constructions of life in the context of synthetic biology, Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, OH, November 2-5.
    • Ma, L. Situational information: Formal ontological categories and research consequences. Poster presented at ASIS&T Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Oct 9-13.
    • York, W. & Ekbia, H. (Dis-)Tasteful Machines? Aesthetic Cognition and the Computational Turn in Aesthetics. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy. Aarhus, Denmark. July 4-6.
    • Day, R. E., & Ma, L. Rethinking unsaid information: Jokes and ideology. Paper presented at iConference, Seattle, WA. Feb 8-11.
    • Ekbia, H. Patterns of movement in space: An agent-based approach. In K. Johnson (Ed.), Agent-based modeling and GIS. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.
    • Irwin, M. and Suwannawut, N. E-Accessible Reader: The Integral Design and Standardization. Presented at the The 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, March 16-18.
    • Kutz D.O. & Ekbia, H.R. Designing for the Invincible: Health Engagement and Information Management. Paper presented at the 44th Hawaii Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, Jan.4–7.


    • Day, R. & Ekbia, H. Digital experiences. In Kallinikos, J., Lanzara, G. F. and Nardi, B. (Ed.). The digital habitat — Rethinking experience and social practice. First Monday, 15(6 – 7).
    • Ekbia, H., Hockema, S. The Divorce of Design and Development, The Fourth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, University of Illinois in Chicago.
    • Ekbia H., Grogg P., Kremmer D. & Kirkley J. mPower! Using Serious Health Games to Engage College Students in their Health Care. Paper presented at the Midwest Conference on Health Games. Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 29.
    • Ma, L. Information as discursive construct. Paper presented at ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 22-27.
    • Ekbia, H. Fifty years of research in artificial intelligence. In: Cronin, B. (Ed.) Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Volume 44. Medford, NJ: Information Today/American Society for Information Science and Technology, pp. 201-242.
    • Ekbia, H. & Sawhney, H. Reason, Resistance, and Reversal: Metaphors of Technology in Design and Law. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Tokyo, Japan, August 24-29.
    • Ekbia, H., Grogg, P. & Kutz, D. Personal Health Records for College Students: A Case Study. Paper presented at the Workshop in Interactive System in Health, CHI2010, Atlanta, GA, April 11.
    • Ekbia, H. Personal Health Records for Self-Management Support. Paper presented at the Wellness Informatics Workshop, CHI2010, Atlanta, GA, April 10.
    • Ekbia H.R., Burton M.B., Delaurantis P.C., Flanagan M., Wiebke E., Lawley M. and Doebbeling B.N. A Cognitive Systems Engineering Approach for Improving Surgical Work and Information Flow. Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering & Operations Research in Health Care, Rochester, MN. August 18–20.
    • Bowman, T. Backstage or Front Stage with YouTube, iConference 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    • Koh, H. & Bardzell, J., Supporting the experience of active reading in the design of e-books, The Fourth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, the University of Illinois, Chicago.
    • Ma, L. Theory and education: A case of structuration theory. Paper presented at iConference 2010, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, February 3-6. [Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/14934]


    • Ekbia, H., & Evans, T. Regimes of information: Land use, management, and policy. The Information Society, 25, 328-343.
    • Rosenbaum, H., Day, R. E., & Ma, L. Technology, organization and materiality: Reflections on the problem of agency. Paper presented at the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, August 9. [Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2009/703/]
    • Ekbia, H. Regimes of information: A polity model. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Computing and Philosophy, Barcelona, Spain, July 1-4.
    • Suvarnawoot, N., Srisom S., Needs of ICT Accessibility: Challenges and Issues from User Perspective, The Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Mainstreaming ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disability, UNESCAP, Bangkok , Thailand.
    • Ekbia, H. From Democritus to Descartes: Toward a posthumanist future. Paper presented at Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace, and Science Fiction Conference, Oxford, UK, July 6-8.
    • Ekbia, H. Information in action: A situated view. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, Vancouver, BC, Nov. 6–11.
    • Ekbia, H., Grogg, P.L., Lohrmann, D., Sullivan, M., & YousefAgha, A.H. Untying the Gordian knot: The development of an immunization information exchange. Proceedings of the America’s Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, CA,August 8-10.
    • Ekbia, H., & Schuurman, N. Introduction to the special issue on Geographies of Information Society. The Information Society, 25: 289-290.
    • Day, R. E., & Ma, L. Examining together social and technological research in library and information science.  Paper presented at iConference 2009, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 9-11. [Available at: http://nora.lis.uiuc.edu/images/iConferences/day-ma-iConference091.pdf]


    • Ekbia, H. Artificial dreams: The quest for non-biological intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    • Ekbia, H., & Hara, N. Quality of evidence in knowledge management research: Scholarly and practitioner literature. Journal of Information Science, 34, 110-126.
    • Leuteritz, T., & Ekbia, H. Not all roads lead to resilience: A complex systems approach to the study of three habitats. Ecology and Society, 13(1), (1).
    • Ekbia, H. Design as a social process: The case of software development. Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference, Sheffield, UK, July 16-19.
    • Ekbia, H. Knowing, doing, and talking: The inherent tension of artificial intelligence. Proceedings of the 2008 North American Computing and Philosophy Conference, Bloomington, IN, July 10-12.
    • Ekbia, H. A grammar of movement: An agent-based modeling approach to location-based services. Proceedings of the Academic Track, GIS Business Summit, Chicago, IL, April 28-30.