Re-figuring Gilbert the Drone

Mads Bødker, Stefan Olavi Olofsson, Torkil Clemmensen

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Abstract

In the paper we offer a story of re-figuring a consumer drone as a way of “living with monsters”. If drones are “monstrous”, what potentials might lie in re-framing them as more benign, civic, or even perhaps enchanted? Based on a field study of work at a makerspace, we present re-figuring as a process of reflecting, interacting and imagining the function of a drone, using gradually developing intuitions as well as an emergent felt ‘sense’ of the drone in practice. Using an analytic trajectory broadly based on philosophies of affect, we suggest how felt relations to technology can potentially become further involved in a critical move towards re-figuring “monstrous” technologies.
In the paper we offer a story of re-figuring a consumer drone as a way of “living with monsters”. If drones are “monstrous”, what potentials might lie in re-framing them as more benign, civic, or even perhaps enchanted? Based on a field study of work at a makerspace, we present re-figuring as a process of reflecting, interacting and imagining the function of a drone, using gradually developing intuitions as well as an emergent felt ‘sense’ of the drone in practice. Using an analytic trajectory broadly based on philosophies of affect, we suggest how felt relations to technology can potentially become further involved in a critical move towards re-figuring “monstrous” technologies.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving with Monsters? : Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology
EditorsUlrike Schultze, Margunn Aanestad, Magnus Mähring, Carsten Østerlund, Kai Riemer
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Date2018
Pages127-139
ISBN (Print)9783030040901
ISBN (Electronic)9783030040918
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventIFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on the Interaction of Information Systems and the Organization: Living with Monsters? Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency and the Performativity of Technology - San Francisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 11 Dec 201811 Dec 2018
http://2018conf.ifipwg82.org/

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on the Interaction of Information Systems and the Organization
LocationSan Francisco State University
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period11/12/201811/12/2018
Internet address
SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume543
ISSN1868-4238

Keywords

  • Drones
  • Re-figuring
  • Design

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Bødker, M., Olofsson, S. O., & Clemmensen, T. (2018). Re-figuring Gilbert the Drone. In U. Schultze, M. Aanestad, M. Mähring, C. Østerlund, & K. Riemer (Eds.), Living with Monsters?: Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology (pp. 127-139). Cham: Springer. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol.. 543, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04091-8_10
Bødker, Mads ; Olofsson, Stefan Olavi ; Clemmensen, Torkil. / Re-figuring Gilbert the Drone. Living with Monsters?: Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology. editor / Ulrike Schultze ; Margunn Aanestad ; Magnus Mähring ; Carsten Østerlund ; Kai Riemer. Cham : Springer, 2018. pp. 127-139 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ???volume??? 543).
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Bødker, M, Olofsson, SO & Clemmensen, T 2018, Re-figuring Gilbert the Drone. in U Schultze, M Aanestad, M Mähring, C Østerlund & K Riemer (eds), Living with Monsters?: Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology. Springer, Cham, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 543, pp. 127-139, San Francisco, United States, 11/12/2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04091-8_10

Re-figuring Gilbert the Drone. / Bødker, Mads; Olofsson, Stefan Olavi; Clemmensen, Torkil.

Living with Monsters?: Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology. ed. / Ulrike Schultze; Margunn Aanestad; Magnus Mähring; Carsten Østerlund; Kai Riemer. Cham : Springer, 2018. p. 127-139.

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Bødker M, Olofsson SO, Clemmensen T. Re-figuring Gilbert the Drone. In Schultze U, Aanestad M, Mähring M, Østerlund C, Riemer K, editors, Living with Monsters?: Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology. Cham: Springer. 2018. p. 127-139. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 543). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04091-8_10