As a cultural theorist of technology, articulation names my theory and method.
The practice of articulation thus involves laying bare the contingent and heterogeneous elements that constitute conjunctural articulations for the purpose of intervening in them, and through disarticulating and rearticulating...particularly important lines of force, reconstituting the conjuncture and changing the nature of the historical context itself. The theory and practice of articulation thus offers us a sophisticated way to both map and intervene in power and its effects among and between the various levels of a social formation. Rearticulation does not represent a ‘step forward’ in a grand narrative of progress, but represents the disconnection and reconnection of contingent and nonnecessary elements whose relation may be manipulated in the interests of certain positions of power. The goal of the critical work of the articulation theorist—the rearticulation of conjunctural relations—thus represents the hope, but never the necessary guarantee, of greater social justice.
— Harrison, R. The Problematic of Privacy in the Namespace (2013, p. 22)