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Divining a digital future : Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Author: Paul Dourish; Genevieve Bell
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ubiquitous computing (or "ubicomp") is the label for a "third wave" of computing technologies. Following the eras of the mainframe computer and the desktop PC, ubicomp is characterized by small and powerful computing devices that are worn, carried, or embedded in the world around us. The ubicomp research agenda originated at Xerox PARC in the late 1980s; these days, some form of that vision is a reality for the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dourish; Genevieve Bell
ISBN: 9780262015554 0262015552
OCLC Number: 768547103
Description: 248 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction: The Myth and Mess of Ubiquitous Computing Sample Chapter --
Download PDF (128 KB) 1 I 7 2 Contextualizing Ubiquitous Computing 9 3 Making Room for the Social and Cultural 45 4 A Role for Ethnography: Methodology and Theory 61 II 91 5 What Lies Beneath 95 6 Mobility and Urbanism 117 7 Rethinking Privacy 137 8 Domesticity and Its Discontents 161 III 185 9 Reimagining Ubiquitous Computing: A Conclusion 187

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A sociotechnical investigation of ubiquitous computing as a research enterprise and as a lived reality.  Read more...

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