The commodification of location: Dynamics of power in location-based systems

Irina Shklovski, Janet Vertesi, Emily Troshynski, Paul Dourish

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Abstrakt

Location-based ubiquitous computing systems are entering mainstream society and becoming familiar parts of everyday life. However, the settings in which they are deployed are already suffused with complex social dynamics. We report on a study of parole officers and parolees whose relationships are being transformed by location-based technologies. While parolees are clearly subjects of state discipline, the parole officers also find themselves subject to new responsibilities. This study highlights the complexities of power in sociotechnical systems and what happens when location becomes a tradable, technological object
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftUbiComp
ISSN0000-0039
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2009
BegivenhedUbicomp 2009: 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - Orlando, Florida, USA
Varighed: 30 sep. 20093 okt. 2009
Konferencens nummer: 11th
http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2009/

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KonferenceUbicomp 2009
Nummer11th
Land/OmrådeUSA
ByOrlando, Florida
Periode30/09/200903/10/2009
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