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
    Country/TerritoryUnited 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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