Walking. Sensing. Participation: Three Meditations for Experiential Computing

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    Abstract

    This paper uses three meditations to contemplate walking, sensing and participation as three ways with which we can extend the notion of ‘experiential computing’ proposed by Yoo (2010). By using the form of meditations, loosely associated concepts that are part introspective and part ‘causative’, i.e. aimed as some form of change in perspective within Information Systems Research, the paper weaves empirical incidents from fieldwork with theoretical concepts on movement, sensuality, and embodiment, suggesting directions for methodologies and techniques to be pursued if experiential computing is intended to also inform the design of technologies for the future. By emphasizing the senses and the body and their importance to an extended notion of sensory apprenticeship (Pink, 2009), the paper suggests alternative routes to knowing and representation in IS related fieldwork.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2014 Proceedings
    EditorsMichel Avital, Jan Marco Leimeister, Ulrike Schultze
    Number of pages15
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)9780991556700
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014: Digital Work, Digital Life - David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 22
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    Conference

    Conference22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014
    Number22
    LocationDavid Intercontinental Hotel
    CountryIsrael
    CityTel Aviv
    Period09/06/201411/06/2014
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

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    Bødker, M. (2014). Walking. Sensing. Participation: Three Meditations for Experiential Computing. In M. Avital, J. M. Leimeister, & U. Schultze (Eds.), ECIS 2014 Proceedings Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems