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

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The commodification of location: Dynamics of power in location-based systems. / Shklovski, Irina; Vertesi, Janet; Troshynski, Emily; Dourish, Paul.

In: UbiComp, 2009.

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Shklovski, Irina ; Vertesi, Janet ; Troshynski, Emily ; Dourish, Paul. / The commodification of location: Dynamics of power in location-based systems. In: UbiComp. 2009.

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title = "The commodification of location: Dynamics of power in location-based systems",
abstract = "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.",
author = "Irina Shklovski and Janet Vertesi and Emily Troshynski and Paul Dourish",
note = "This is a publication, available in the ACM digital library, but I can't find a way to indicate this. It is not simply a conference paper, this is published in ACM proceedings. This was misfiled last year and should be in the Ubicomp publication under the journal article->conference article classification; Ubicomp 2009 : 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing ; Conference date: 30-09-2009 Through 03-10-2009",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1145/1620545.1620548",
language = "English",
journal = "UbiComp",
issn = "0000-0039",
url = "http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2009/",

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AU - Shklovski, Irina

AU - Vertesi, Janet

AU - Troshynski, Emily

AU - Dourish, Paul

N1 - Conference code: 11th

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

U2 - 10.1145/1620545.1620548

DO - 10.1145/1620545.1620548

M3 - Conference article

JO - UbiComp

JF - UbiComp

SN - 0000-0039

T2 - Ubicomp 2009

Y2 - 30 September 2009 through 3 October 2009

ER -

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