This paper argues for and illustrates how the StructurANTion theoretical framework can provide insight into the nature and development of computing. It seeks to develop a combination of two conceptualizations of technology and action, namely structuration theory (ST) and actor network theory (ANT). Introducing the concept of the melded “humanchine,” this paper then proposes a modeling technique suited to the development of more socially aware computing. Using the example of the nomadic clinical practice, we explore the concept of the humanchine structurated network.
Atkinson, Christopher and Brooks, Laurence, "In the Age of the Humanchine" (2005). ICIS 2005 Proceedings. 11.