Digital technologies profoundly shape organizational life. Operating as tools, infrastructures and resources, digital technologies
are increasingly inseparable from organizational activities. Most of contemporary work-life and organizational practice is
interwoven with digital technologies and media, with far-reaching consequences for, among other things, work processes (Zuboff,
2018), communication (Leonardi, Huysman & Steinfield, 2013), strategy (Haefliger et al., 2011) labour (Beverungen et al.,
2015) and knowledge production (Hansen & Flyverbom, 2014). However, its ubiquity and pervasiveness is often taken for granted
and partly invisible, producing what some have called a black box society (Pasquale, 2015).
Digital technologies have fundamental implications for societal and organizational transformation: for innovation and entrepreneurship,
for organizational agency, learning and decision-making, for shifts in existing and the emergence of new organizational forms,
for the functioning of markets and alternative economies, and for issues of power, control and resistance. Ultimately, the
intimate and complex relationship between digital technologies, media and organization has significant implications for how
we come to understand organizing itself. Surprisingly, the pervasive nature of digital media technology has only recently
been reflected in our primary scholarly community, EGOS.
The turn to digital technology and media in organization studies can build on organizational scholarship in the fields of
science and technology studies, information systems theory (e.g. Yoo et al., 2010; Constantiou & Kallinikos, 2015; Newell
& Marabelli, 2015) sociological research on media technology, data and algorithms (Gillespie et al., 2014) and related engagements
with digitalization and the materiality of