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Interest Groups: Human-Machine Communication

The Human-Machine Communication Interest Group supports and promotes scholarship regarding communication between people and technologies designed to enact the role of communicator (i.e., artificial intelligence (AI), robots, digital assistants, smart and Internet of Things (IOT) devices). HMC encompasses research within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), and Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) and related areas of study focused on how people make sense of machines as communicators; the implications of people’s interactions with communicative technology for individuals, organizations, and society; and the philosophical and critical critique of the design of these technologies and their integration into daily life. HMC also includes the study of the discourse surrounding communicative technologies and people’s communication with them. The HMC Interest Group is inclusive of the different theoretical and methodological approaches in communication research. 

 

Inaugural Chair

Andrea L. Guzman

Assistant Professor of Communication

Northern Illinois University

alguzman@niu.edu

 

Inaugural Vice-Chair

Chad Edwards 

Professor of Communication

Western Michigan University

chad.edwards@wmich.edu

 

Inaugural Secretary

Steve Jones

Distinguished Professor of Communication

University of Illinois at Chicago

sjones@uic.edu

 

Contact

International Communication Association
1500 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

Phone: (202) 955-1444

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