Aspirational design and messy democracy: Partisanship, policy, and hope in an Asian city

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    Abstract

    Recent research in CSCW, urban informatics, and sociotechnical systems has proposed new framings and emphases of the city as a locus of research on computing and called for a heightened focus on the entanglements of social policy and design. Yet there are relatively few empirical investigations of actual policy-design entanglements in specific cities, and of those available, non-Western cities are underrepresented. We report an empirical study of the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo (TIFE) as a case to explore these urban informatics/social computing issues. Specifically, we offer an empirically grounded analysis of design as a mechanism of public futuring and debates, which contributes to a better understanding of "participatory urbanship" [6]; and we do so focusing on a non-Western city, both to ensure a broader representation of urban ways of life and also to de-center Western experiences as the primary basis of urban informatics theory in CSCW.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCSCW 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages404-416
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450343350
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 25 2017
    Event2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017 - Portland, United States
    Duration: Feb 25 2017Mar 1 2017

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

    Other

    Other2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityPortland
    Period2/25/173/1/17

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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