Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Entangled ethnography

Electronic data

  • Entangled_Ethnography__Towards_a_collective_future_understanding

    Rights statement: © ACM, 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in HTTF 2019 Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3363384.3363405

    Accepted author manuscript, 456 KB, PDF document

    Available under license: CC BY-NC: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Entangled ethnography: Towards a collective future understanding

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

Published

Standard

Entangled ethnography : Towards a collective future understanding. / Murray-Rust, D.; Gorkovenko, K.; Burnett, D. et al.

HTTF 2019: Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019. 2019. p. 1-10.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

Harvard

Murray-Rust, D, Gorkovenko, K, Burnett, D & Richards, D 2019, Entangled ethnography: Towards a collective future understanding. in HTTF 2019: Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019. pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363405

APA

Murray-Rust, D., Gorkovenko, K., Burnett, D., & Richards, D. (2019). Entangled ethnography: Towards a collective future understanding. In HTTF 2019: Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 (pp. 1-10) https://doi.org/10.1145/3363384.3363405

Vancouver

Murray-Rust D, Gorkovenko K, Burnett D, Richards D. Entangled ethnography: Towards a collective future understanding. In HTTF 2019: Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019. 2019. p. 1-10 doi: 10.1145/3363384.3363405

Author

Murray-Rust, D. ; Gorkovenko, K. ; Burnett, D. et al. / Entangled ethnography : Towards a collective future understanding. HTTF 2019: Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019. 2019. pp. 1-10

Bibtex

@inproceedings{e9144b97c53b44b7834786cd0bc81ef5,
title = "Entangled ethnography: Towards a collective future understanding",
abstract = "In this work, we develop a vision for entangled ethnography, where constellations of people, artefacts, algorithms and data come together to collectively make sense of the relations between people and objects. This is grounded in New Materialism{\textquoteright}s picture of a world understood through entanglement, through resonant constellations, through a multiplicity of unique individual viewpoints and their relationships. These perspectives are especially relevant for design ethnography, in particular for research around smart connected products, which collect data about their environment, the networks they are a part of, and the ways they are used. However, we are concerned about the current trend of many connected systems towards surveillance capitalism, as data is colonised, machinations are hidden, and a narrow definition of value is extracted. There is a key tension that while design, particularly of networked objects, attempts to go beyond human centeredness, the infrastructures that support it are moving towards a less than human perspective in their race to accumulate and dispossess. Our work tries to imagine the situations where participants in networked systems are richly engaged, rather than exploited. We hope for a future where human agency is central to a respectful and acceptable collaborative development of understanding.",
author = "D. Murray-Rust and K. Gorkovenko and D. Burnett and D. Richards",
note = "{\textcopyright} ACM, 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in HTTF 2019 Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3363384.3363405",
year = "2019",
month = nov,
day = "19",
doi = "10.1145/3363384.3363405",
language = "English",
pages = "1--10",
booktitle = "HTTF 2019",

}

RIS

TY - GEN

T1 - Entangled ethnography

T2 - Towards a collective future understanding

AU - Murray-Rust, D.

AU - Gorkovenko, K.

AU - Burnett, D.

AU - Richards, D.

N1 - © ACM, 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in HTTF 2019 Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3363384.3363405

PY - 2019/11/19

Y1 - 2019/11/19

N2 - In this work, we develop a vision for entangled ethnography, where constellations of people, artefacts, algorithms and data come together to collectively make sense of the relations between people and objects. This is grounded in New Materialism’s picture of a world understood through entanglement, through resonant constellations, through a multiplicity of unique individual viewpoints and their relationships. These perspectives are especially relevant for design ethnography, in particular for research around smart connected products, which collect data about their environment, the networks they are a part of, and the ways they are used. However, we are concerned about the current trend of many connected systems towards surveillance capitalism, as data is colonised, machinations are hidden, and a narrow definition of value is extracted. There is a key tension that while design, particularly of networked objects, attempts to go beyond human centeredness, the infrastructures that support it are moving towards a less than human perspective in their race to accumulate and dispossess. Our work tries to imagine the situations where participants in networked systems are richly engaged, rather than exploited. We hope for a future where human agency is central to a respectful and acceptable collaborative development of understanding.

AB - In this work, we develop a vision for entangled ethnography, where constellations of people, artefacts, algorithms and data come together to collectively make sense of the relations between people and objects. This is grounded in New Materialism’s picture of a world understood through entanglement, through resonant constellations, through a multiplicity of unique individual viewpoints and their relationships. These perspectives are especially relevant for design ethnography, in particular for research around smart connected products, which collect data about their environment, the networks they are a part of, and the ways they are used. However, we are concerned about the current trend of many connected systems towards surveillance capitalism, as data is colonised, machinations are hidden, and a narrow definition of value is extracted. There is a key tension that while design, particularly of networked objects, attempts to go beyond human centeredness, the infrastructures that support it are moving towards a less than human perspective in their race to accumulate and dispossess. Our work tries to imagine the situations where participants in networked systems are richly engaged, rather than exploited. We hope for a future where human agency is central to a respectful and acceptable collaborative development of understanding.

U2 - 10.1145/3363384.3363405

DO - 10.1145/3363384.3363405

M3 - Conference contribution/Paper

SP - 1

EP - 10

BT - HTTF 2019

ER -