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In this article, the authors explore a particular philosophical underpinning for Information Systems (IS) research – Critical Systemic Thinking (CST). Drawing upon previous work, the authors highlight the principal features of CST within the tradition of critical research and attempt to relate it to trends in the Italian school of IS research in recent years, as exemplified by the work of Claudio Ciborra.
Podcast: From the internet of ideas to the internet of things
Imagine Googling your home to find out if you have left your passport on the kitchen table, or receiving a text from your freezer to tell you which items you need to restock, or being tweeted by your spin-dryer to say that your clothes are still wet and need an extra cycle...