Ekbia, H. (2008). Artificial dreams: The quest for non-biological intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.


(with Sugimoto, C. & Mattioli, M.) (eds.) (2016) Big data is not a monolith. The MIT Press.


(with Nardi, B.) (in press). Heteromation and Other Stories of Computing and Capitalism. The MIT Press. 

(with Sawhney, H.) (in preparation).Reconsidering Access: Individual Travails and Asymmetric Gains. The MIT Press.


Journal Papers

Blyth, P.L., Mladenović, M., Nardi, B.A., Ekbia, H.R., and Su, N.M. (2016). Distributing Benefits and Burdens: Expanding the Design Horizon for Self-Driving Vehicles. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.

Ekbia, H. (2016). 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. (2015). The Political Economy of Computing: The Elephant in the HCI Room. Interactions. [Link]

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. & Sawhney, H. (2014). Reason, Resistance, And Reversal: Metaphors Of Technology In Design And Law. Culture, Theory, and Critique. 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.

Ekbia, H. & Suri, V.R. (2013). Of Dustbowl Ballads And Railroad Tables: Erudite Enactments In Historical Inquiry. Information & Culture. 48(2): 260-278.

Day, R. & Ekbia, H. (2010). Digital Experiences. In Kallinikos, J., Lanzara, G. F. and Nardi, B. (Ed.). The digital habitat — Rethinking experience and social practice. First Monday, Volume 15, Number 6 - 7.

Ekbia, H. (2010). 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. (2009). Digital Artifacts As Quasi-Objects: Qualification, Mediation, And Materiality.
Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (12), 2554-2566.

Ekbia, H., & Evans, T. (2009). Regimes Of Information: Land Use, Management, And Policy. The Information Society, 25, 328-343.

Ekbia, H., & Hara, N. (2008). Quality Of Evidence In Knowledge Management Research: Scholarly And Practitioner Literature. Journal of Information Science, 34, 110-126.

Leuteritz, T., & Ekbia, H. (2008). Not All Roads Lead To Resilience: A Complex Systems Approach To The Study Of Three Habitats. Ecology and Society, 13(1), (1). [online] URL:

Ekbia, H., & Kling, R. (2005). Network Organizations: Voluntary Cooperation Or Multivalent Negotiation. The Information Society, 21(3), 155–168.

Ekbia, H. (2004). How IT Mediates Organizations: Enron And The California Energy Crisis.
Journal of Digital Information, 5(4). Available from:

Reviewed Conference Papers

Ekbia, H. & Nardi, B. (2016). Social Inequality and HCI: The View from Political Economy. CHI Proceedings.

Qaurooni, D., Ghazinejad, A., Kouper, I., and Ekbia, H. (2016) 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.

Blyth, P., Ekbia, H., Mladenovic, M., Nardi, B., and Su, N. (2015). Driving the Self-Driving Car: Expanding the Technological Design Horizon. IEEE Symposium on Society and Technology. Dublin, Ireland, Nov. 11–12.

Ekbia, H. & Quarooni-Fard, D. (2015). The Problematic Of Separation: Drones And Distance. International Association of Computing and Philsophy Conference. Newark, DE. June 22–25.

Ekbia, H., Nardi, B. & Sabanovic, S. (2015). On The Margins Of The Machine: Heteromation And Robotics. The iConference 2015., Orange County, CA., March 24-27.  

Ekbia, H. & Quarooni-Fard, D. (2014). Extended Minds And Mediated Actions: The Case Of Drones. Collective Intentionality IX. Bloomington, IN. Sept. 10–13.

Ekbia, H. (2012). Worlds And Worth: A Situated Evaluation Framework For Interaction Design. Workshop on Values in Design. CHI 2012.

York, W. & Ekbia, H. (2012). Slippage In Cognition, Perception, And Action: From Aesthetics To Artificial Intelligence. In J. Kelemen, J. Romportl and E. Zackova (Ed): Beyond Artificial Intelligence: Contemplations, Expectations, Applications Heidelberg: Springer, 27-47.

Ekbia, H. (2011). Medicine, Machines, And Mediations: Coordination Of Health Work. International Workshop on Personal Health Records. Faculty of Sociology, University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Dec. 12-13.

Ekbia. H. & Nardi, B. (2011). Inverse Instrumentality: How Technologies Objectify Patients and Players. 48th Annual Colloquium of the European Group on Organizational Studies (EGOS). Gothenburg, Sweden. July 7-9.

Kutz D.O. & Ekbia, H.R. (2011). Designing For The Invincible: Health Engagement And Information Management. Paper presented at the 44th Hawaii Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, Jan.4–7.

Shelton, D., Ekbia, H., & Ghazinejad, A. (2011). umWeltian Empirical Studies And Developmental Situated-Embodied Agents: Computational Models Of Group Behavior. National Conference on Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation. Pittsburg, PA. April 1-2, 2011.

York, W. & Ekbia, H. (2011). (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.

Ekbia H., Grogg P., Kremmer D. & Kirkley J. (2010). 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.

Ekbia, H. (2009). 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. (2009). 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. (2009). Regimes Of Information: A Polity Model. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Computing and Philosophy, Barcelona, Spain, July 1-4.

Ekbia, H. (2008). Knowing, Doing, And Talking: The Inherent Tension Of Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings of the 2008 North American Comput. & Phil. Conference, Bloomington, IN, July 10-12. 

Ekbia, H. (2008). 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.

Ekbia, H., & Kling, R. (2003). Power In Knowledge Management In Late Modern Times (Recipient of a best paper award). Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Academy of Management. Seattle, WA, August 1-6.

Ekbia, H. (2002). The Two Senses Of ‘Common Sense’. Proceedings of the 13th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference. Chicago, IL, April 13-14.                                                         

Book Chapters

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. (2014). Heteronomous Humans And Autonomous Agents: Toward Artificial Relational Intelligence. In Romporti, J., Zackova, E. & Kelemen, J. (eds.)  Beyond AI: The disappearing human-machine divide. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pp. 64-78.

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, pp. 157–176.

York, W. & Ekbia, H. (2012). Analogy, Aesthetics, And Affect: What HCI Designers Can Learn From AI. In Romporti, J., Zackova, E. (eds.)  Beyond AI: The disappearing human-machine divide. Berlin: Springer Verlag..

Ekbia, H. (2011). Patterns Of Movement In Space: An Agent-Based Approach. In K. Johnson (Ed.), Agent-based modeling and GIS. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Ekbia, H. (2007). Managing Network Organizations In The Knowledge Economy: Learning From Success And Failure. In U. Apte & U. Karmarkar (Eds.), Managing in the information economy (pp. 117-147). Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Ekbia, H., & Gasser, L. (2007). Seeking Reliability In Freedom: The Case Of F/OSS. In K. Kraemer & M. Elliott (Eds.), Computerization movements and technology diffusion: From mainframes to ubiquitous computing (pp. 420-449). Medford, NJ: Information Today.

Ekbia, H. (2006). Taking Decisions Into The Wild: An AI Perspective On The Design of iDSS. In J. N. D. Gupta, G. A. Forgionne, & M. Mora (Eds.), Intelligent decision-making support systems: Foundations, applications and challenges (pp. 79-96). London: Springer Verlag.

Ekbia, H., & Reynolds, K. (2006). Decision Support For Sustainable Forestry: Enhancing The Basic Rational Model. In A. Thompson & K. M. Reynolds (Eds.), Forestry management: The past and the future (pp. 497-514). Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Ekbia, H., & Hara, N. (2005). Incentive Structures In Knowledge Management. In D. Schwartz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of knowledge management (pp. 238-241). Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Editorials and Book Reviews

Kallinikos, J., Ekbia, H. & Nardi, B. (2015). Introduction To The Special Issue On The Paradox Of Embeddedness: Regimes Of Information. The Information Society, 31(2), 101-105.

Profitt, J., Ekbia, H., and McDowell, S. (2015). Introductory to the Special Forum on Monetization of User-Generated Content — Marx Revisited. The Information Society,31(1), 1-4.

Ekbia, H. (2012). Review of: Turkle, S. (2010). Alone Together: Why Do We Expect More From Technology Than From Each Other. Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(9), 1897-1898.

Ekbia, H., & Schuurman, N. (2009). Introduction to the Special Issue on Geographies of Information Society. The Information Society, 25: 289-290.

Ekbia, H. (2008). Review of: Kallinikos, J. (2006). The Consequences of Information: Institutional Implications of Technological Change. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2006
The Information Society, 24 (2), 216-218.

Ekbia, H. (2007). Review of: Avgerou,C., Ciborra, C., & Land, F. (Eds.). (2004). The social study of information and communication technology: Innovation, actors, and contexts. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The Information Society, 23(5), 413-414.

Ekbia, H. R., & Maguitman, A. M. (2001). Context and relevance: A pragmatic approach. In V. Akman (Ed.), Modeling and using context (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2116) (pp. 156-169). Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Other Publications

Ekbia, H. (2009). 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. (2007). For a Sociology Of Code. Symposium on Social Informatics. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, Milwaukee, WI, October 19-24.

Ekbia, H. (2007). Mediated Interaction: Social Informatics In The Era Of Ubiquitous Computing. Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Keystone, CO, August 10-12.

Ekbia, H. (2007). Transpiring Interfaces: Turning Transparency On Its Head. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Knowledge-based User Interface. Athens, Greece, June 19-25.