Steven Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Queen's University. He has a BA (Hons) and a MA in Sociology from Carleton University. His MA thesis provided a critique of conceptual understandings of users and non-users of technology through an exploration of undergraduate’s use/non-use of Facebook. Existing typologies of users/non-users were found to inadequately account for the full range of possible interactions with technology – including for instance use by proxy and periodic use. His current research focuses on the development and adoption of emerging technologies such as wearables - particularly, the push and pull of users' own contributions to the design and development of these technologies. This SSHRC funded project aims to better understand how tinkering (and other micro-iterations) shapes our interaction with technologies, and ultimately, the role it plays in reconfiguring the trajectory of a technology or device.