Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

by Paul Dourish, Genevieve Bell

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ISBN-13: 9780262525893
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Paul Dourish is Chancellor's Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction and coauthor of Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing, both published by the MIT Press.


Genevieve Bell is an Intel Fellow and the Director of Intel's first user-focused research and development lab, Interactions and Experiences Research.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction: The Myth and Mess of Ubiquitous Computing 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

References 211

Index 245

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