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Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

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, it is characterized by small and powerful ... More


WHY MACHINE MORALITY?

Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen

in Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374049
eISBN:
9780199871889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374049.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Artificial moral agents are necessary and inevitable. Innovative technologies are converging on sophisticated systems that will require some capacity for moral decision making. With the ... More


Introduction: The Myth and Mess of Ubiquitous Computing

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

in Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to examine the process of “divining a digital future.” Taking ubicomp to be at once a technological and an imaginative effort, it ... More


Designing the Game Interface

Kristine Jørgensen

in Gameworld Interfaces

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026864
eISBN:
9780262319065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026864.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This chapter discusses game interface design with point of departure in interaction design. It draws upon the insights of experienced game interface designers, and questions the idea that the best ... More


Address Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the fourth of six layers in The Stack, the Address layer. For any entity to participate in the wider Stack architecture it has to be known to it. It must be enumerated and ... More


Reimagining Ubiquitous Computing: A Conclusion

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

in Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.003.0100
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter seeks to articulate a clear framework for thinking about the kind of interdisciplinary engagements that this book exemplifies, and to build on that framework and point to some fruitful ... More


Place: The Networking of Public Space

Kazys Varnelis and Anne Friedberg

in Networked Publics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220859
eISBN:
9780262285483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220859.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The digital network is pervasive in contemporary society. The proliferation of mobile phones and the growth of broadband in developed countries have increased the everyday accessibility, ubiquity, ... More


What Lies Beneath

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

in Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.003.0048
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter examines two aspects of infrastructure and practice relevant for emerging ubicomp technologies and environments; these are referred to as the infrastructure of experience and the ... More


A Role for Ethnography: Methodology and Theory

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

in Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.003.0034
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter seeks to reconnect the ways in which research questions (i.e., methodologies) are approached with the ways in which such questions might be framed, articulated, and addressed (i.e., ... More


Mobility and Urbanism

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

in Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.003.0057
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter examines the cultural contexts of mobility and reads these back against the dominant tropes and themes of mobility within ubicomp. It considers recent attempts to explore the social and ... More


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