Cybertheory is a philosophical approach to technology, and especially to digital media, that seeks to confront, through reflective assessment and critique, the social, historical, and ideological forces that produce and constrain it.
It considers how relationships between technology, Digital Self, and Digital Society affect communication, civic discourse, and the development of ideas. Its primary aim is to identify and challenge power structures as they manifest themselves through Social Technology and its applications.
With roots in sociology and technology criticism, it argues that the crisis of ethics in tech stems more from social structures and misguided assumptions than from individuals, and that ideology and reductionist thinking are the main obstacles to advancing Digital Autonomy. See Cyberculture and Technological Determinism.