Ubicomp from the Edge of the North Atlantic: Lessons
        from Fishing Villages in Iceland and Newfoundland

          ...
Two working class fishing communities

       Change Islands           Grindavík




                                   wit...
www.maps.google.com
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The takeaway:

        •   Politics
        •   Agendas
        •   Assumptions




Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Lessons


         Informed Consent

         Preservation of Local Culture

         Physical vs. Abstract Skills




Wed...
Informed Consent
          A mismatch between the expectations and understanding of the
          academic environment, fo...
Physical vs. Abstract skills
         Embodiment - Everything we do can only be understood by us
         through our acti...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The takeaway:

      Vast political issues on the
      ground
      Our agendas and
      assumptions are inherent in
   ...
Thanks!




    This work was funded by was funded by NSF grant 0847293 and by a grant from The
    Center of Excellence i...
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Globicomp

  1. 1. Ubicomp from the Edge of the North Atlantic: Lessons from Fishing Villages in Iceland and Newfoundland Hrönn Brynjarsdóttir & Phoebe Sengers - Cornell University Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  2. 2. Two working class fishing communities Change Islands Grindavík with permission from www.calumdavidson.com Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  3. 3. www.maps.google.com Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  4. 4. The takeaway: • Politics • Agendas • Assumptions Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  5. 5. Lessons Informed Consent Preservation of Local Culture Physical vs. Abstract Skills Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  6. 6. Informed Consent A mismatch between the expectations and understanding of the academic environment, for us and our informants. Preserving local cultures How do ubiquitous technologies support, extend the community you are working with? What is worth “saving” or “enhancing”? Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  7. 7. Physical vs. Abstract skills Embodiment - Everything we do can only be understood by us through our actions, interactions and experience in the world. How do we translate embodied knowledge - “art” - into an abstract, digital representation? What does being a fisher mean today, as opposed to 30 years ago? Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  8. 8. Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  9. 9. The takeaway: Vast political issues on the ground Our agendas and assumptions are inherent in our approaches. What can we learn from the examples from Newfoundland and Iceland? Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  10. 10. Thanks! This work was funded by was funded by NSF grant 0847293 and by a grant from The Center of Excellence in Gender, Equality and Diversity Research in Iceland. Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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