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Dourish, Paul
Divining a digital future : mess and mythology in ubiquitous computing / Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  QA76.5915 .D68 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Ubiquitous computing
Computer networks -- Social aspects -- Forecasting
Physical Description x, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-243) and index
Contents Introduction : the myth and mess of ubiquitous computing -- 7 -- Contextualizing ubiquitous computing -- Making room for the social and cultural -- A role of ethnography : methodology and theory -- 91 -- What lies beneath -- Mobility and urbanism -- Rethinking privacy -- Domesticity and its discontents -- 185 -- Reimagining ubiquitous computing : a conclusion
Summary 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. Computer scientist Paul Dourish and cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell explore the vision that has driven the ubiquitous computing research program and the contemporary practices that have emerged--both the motivating mythology and the everyday messiness of lived experience. Derived from book jacket
NOTE 507508
Alternate Author Bell, Genevieve

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