Hyperobjective Scholarship & the Social-Digital Academy

How has the ubiquity of the social-digital changed the way we carry out scholarship? Expanding on Tim Morton's concept of the hyperobject, this paper examines how the shape and scale of the social-digital can come to bear on academic research, in authorship and dissemination. "Hyperobjective scholarship" is defined as that which is intensely aware of its position within vast and complex social, technological, economic and other networks, a fact that comes to bear greatly on themes and dissemination styles across disciplines.