At the same time as definitions of agency are beginning to open, many are recognizing the co-creative role technology plays in orienting the self within the world. Distributing the act of cognition, our technology is embedded within conceptual frameworks: its use unconsciously affirming assumptions about the ways in which it allows us to navigate the world. The saying goes, “with a hammer in hand, all problems look like nails.” And it is becoming increasingly clear that the tools we use, even the ones without screens, have an interfacial quality, augmenting the reality we perceive.

Calvin Hutcheon