Smart Everythings Agency, Power, Responsibility and Participation. Frauenberger, C. In Proceedings of the 2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS), pages 1–6, Aarhus, Denmark, June, 2019. tex.ids: frauenbergerSmartEverythingsAgency2019
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This paper argues for a future research agenda that re-orients the design of internet-of-things applications, in particular within the Smart City context, with the aim to counter the prevailing technological opportunism that drives innovation in this field. I discuss why participation of stakeholders in the design of such technology is essential, but also needs to evolve to recognise its political dimension. Possible pathways for such a re-politicising of participation in design are discussed with concepts of Agonistic Design, Critical Design and Design in Use. Alongside these methodological concerns, I argue, it is necessary to also rethink our underlying theoretical understanding of the relationship between humans and technology. To reflect the intimate entanglement, I propose to look at post-humanist theories and new materialism. The goal of this position paper is to provoke discussion and critical reflection.
@inproceedings{frauenberger_smart_2019,
	address = {Aarhus, Denmark},
	title = {Smart {Everythings} {Agency}, {Power}, {Responsibility} and {Participation}},
	doi = {10.1109/GIOTS.2019.8766418},
	abstract = {This paper argues for a future research agenda that re-orients the design of internet-of-things applications, in particular within the Smart City context, with the aim to counter the prevailing technological opportunism that drives innovation in this field. I discuss why participation of stakeholders in the design of such technology is essential, but also needs to evolve to recognise its political dimension. Possible pathways for such a re-politicising of participation in design are discussed with concepts of Agonistic Design, Critical Design and Design in Use. Alongside these methodological concerns, I argue, it is necessary to also rethink our underlying theoretical understanding of the relationship between humans and technology. To reflect the intimate entanglement, I propose to look at post-humanist theories and new materialism. The goal of this position paper is to provoke discussion and critical reflection.},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2019 {Global} {IoT} {Summit} ({GIoTS})},
	author = {Frauenberger, C.},
	month = jun,
	year = {2019},
	note = {tex.ids: frauenbergerSmartEverythingsAgency2019},
	keywords = {Business, Computers, Internet of Things, Internet-of-things applications, Shape, Smart cities, Technological innovation, agonistic design, critical design, innovation, innovation management, participatory design, politics, post-humanism, smart cities, smart city context, stakeholders, technological opportunism},
	pages = {1--6},
}

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