Ubiquitous Sustainability: Citizen Science & Activism (Workshop)

Paulos, Eric, Foth, Marcus, Satchell, Christine, Kim, Younghui, Dourish, Paul, & Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2008) Ubiquitous Sustainability: Citizen Science & Activism (Workshop). In Tenth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 21-24 September 2008, Seoul, South Korea.



In this workshop we propose to explore new approaches to bring about real environmental change by looking at the success of empowering technologies that enable grassroots activism and bottom up community participation. Ubiquitous computing is transforming from being mostly about professional communication and social interaction to a sensor rich personal measurement platform that can empower individuals and groups to gain an awareness of their surroundings, engage in grassroots activism to promote environmental change, and enable a new social paradigm – citizen science. This workshop brings together fresh ideas and approaches to help elevate individuals to have a powerful voice in society, to act as citizen scientists, and collectively learn and lobby for change worldwide.

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ID Code: 14130
Item Type: Conference Item (Other)
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Accepted workshop proposal - The contents of this workshop can be freely accessed online via the workshop's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: sustainability, environmental monitoring, citizen science, sensor networks, slogs, climate change, urban informatics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 23 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 01:26

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