The Home in the Digital Age is a set of multidisciplinary studies exploring the impact of digital technologies in the home, with a shift of emphasis from technology to the people living and using this in their homes.

The book covers a wide variety of topics on the design, introduction and use of digital technologies in the home, combining the technological dimension with the cognitive, emotional, cultural and symbolic dimensions of the objects that incorporate digital technologies and project them onto people’s lives. It offers a coherent approach, that of the home, which gives unity to the discussion.

Scholars of the home, the house and the family will find here the connection with the problems derived from the use of domestic robots and connected devices. Students of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, big data and other branches of digital technologies will find ideas and arguments to apply their disciplines to the home and participate fruitfully in forums where digital technologies are built and negotiated in the home. Experts from various disciplines ・ psychologists and sociologists; philosophers, epistemologists and ethicists; economists; engineers, architects, urban planners and designers and so on ・ and also those interested in developing policies for the home and family will find this book contains well-founded and useful ideas to focus their work.

chapter Chapter 1|14 pages


The home in the digital age
ByAntonio Argandoña, Joy Malala, Richard C. Peatfield

chapter Chapter 2|23 pages

Digital Home

The missing element for a people-centred digital future
ByMei Lin Fung, Deborah Gale

chapter Chapter 3|18 pages

Artificial intelligence-empowered technology in the home

ByMatilde Santos, Francesca Toni

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

Contested homes in the age of the cloud

The changing socio-spatial dynamics of family living and care for older people in the 21st century
ByMohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

chapter Chapter 5|23 pages

Homes as human–robot ecologies

An epistemological inquiry on the “domestication” of robots
ByLuisa Damiano

chapter Chapter 6|17 pages

Homes through the design shift in the digital age

ByIoana Ocnarescu, Dominique Sciamma

chapter Chapter 7|23 pages

Automation, the home and work

ByStephen Davies, Maria Sophia Aguirre

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

The impact of artificial intelligence on the future of work

ByMia Mikic, Joy Malala

chapter Chapter 9|25 pages

Ethics and digital technologies in the home

ByAntonio Argandoña