Performative sensibility and the communication of things
This article affirms the social character of objects and highlights the differences between sociotechnical networks of everyday objects and those of digitally-augmented objects, which characterize the Internet of Things (IoT). This difference between automation processes and IoT networks is called performative sensibility (PS). We also show that PS is not a technical characteristic of sensors and actuators but a property that places the digitally-augmented object in a broader communication network through algorithmic performances and procedures. We explore how PS can be seen as a fundamental key to a conceptual model of the communication of things, including the procedural narratives of Fibit Charge HR2.