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The Role of Technological Infrastructure in Nomadic Practices of a Social Activist Community

Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de ; Saeed, Saqib ; Reuter, Christian ; Wulf, Volker (2022)
The Role of Technological Infrastructure in Nomadic Practices of a Social Activist Community.
In: International reports on socio-informatics, 2017, 14 (3)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00022319
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Abstract

Infrastructure is undoubtedly a key resource for people engaged in technologically-mediated nomadicity. Tech-Nomads rely on technological infrastructure components, such as Wi-Fi availability, to mobilise their workplaces and effectively accomplish their productive activities. In this paper, we introduce findings from an investigation focusing on how technological infrastructures are re-instantiated according to emerging demands. We focus particularly on the European Social Forum (ESF) (an activists’ platform) and the problems faced by the members of this network in mobilising its infrastructure, stressing findings from the literature about the importance of making infrastructure visible for nomadic practices, which have not yet been sufficiently explored. We suggest that infrastructure (re-) design methods would be a relevant resource for Tech-Nomads engaged in activities such as the ones from ESF.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2022
Creators: Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de ; Saeed, Saqib ; Reuter, Christian ; Wulf, Volker
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: The Role of Technological Infrastructure in Nomadic Practices of a Social Activist Community
Language: English
Date: 2022
Place of Publication: Sheffield, UK
Year of primary publication: 2017
Publisher: IISI
Journal or Publication Title: International reports on socio-informatics
Volume of the journal: 14
Issue Number: 3
Collation: 7 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00022319
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/22319
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Abstract:

Infrastructure is undoubtedly a key resource for people engaged in technologically-mediated nomadicity. Tech-Nomads rely on technological infrastructure components, such as Wi-Fi availability, to mobilise their workplaces and effectively accomplish their productive activities. In this paper, we introduce findings from an investigation focusing on how technological infrastructures are re-instantiated according to emerging demands. We focus particularly on the European Social Forum (ESF) (an activists’ platform) and the problems faced by the members of this network in mobilising its infrastructure, stressing findings from the literature about the importance of making infrastructure visible for nomadic practices, which have not yet been sufficiently explored. We suggest that infrastructure (re-) design methods would be a relevant resource for Tech-Nomads engaged in activities such as the ones from ESF.

Uncontrolled Keywords: CSCW,Frieden,HCI,Infrastruktur
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-223194
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Proceedings of the ECSCW-Workshop on Nomadic Culture Beyond Work Practices, International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI); Sheffield, UK 2017

Classification DDC: 000 Generalities, computers, information > 004 Computer science
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy
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Zentrale Einrichtungen > Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Naturwissenschaft, Technik und Sicherheit (IANUS)
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