An internet of social things

Nansen, Bjorn, van Ryn, Luke, Vetere, Frank, Robertson, Toni, Brereton, Margot, & Douish, Paul (2014) An internet of social things. In Robertson, Toni, O'Hara, Kenton, Wadley, Greg, Loke, Lian, & Leong, Tuck (Eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures : the Future of Design, ACM, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, pp. 87-96.

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Abstract

The Internet of Things is a vision for a world of interconnected smart devices. We present an alternative vision based on a review of literature that emphasizes the importance and role of objects in social relations. We situate this work in relation to a conceptual understanding of objects and sociality, and note some methodological implications of a more object-centred sociality that may suggest design opportunities alongside the emerging Internet of Things.

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ID Code: 82413
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Internet of things, Social objects, Ethnography, Materiality, User
DOI: 10.1145/2686612.2686624
ISBN: 9781450306539
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 ACM
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2015 23:19
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 00:32

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