Visualising home technologies of the future: a report from Leicester's diverse communities
In a previous ETHICOMP paper (Firth and Flick, 2020), we outlined a proposed method for engaging with those with low digital capital (often associated with low socio-economic status) in order to look at their sociotechnical imaginaries of home technologies of the future. In that paper, we argued that this is important to do because of the dramatic divide between those traditionally involved in developing such technologies, and those who may benefit or be harmed by them. The method proposed an arts-based expressive mechanism that gave “participants to explore and give shape to their ideas and future technologies by collaborating in creating art pieces”. In this paper we report back on the findings of this method: the results from art workshops conducted with Leicester families for the Living Innovation (EU H2020) project along with a reflection of the method involved, particularly given the context of COVID-19.
Citation : Flick, C., Owoseni, A., Fisk, M., and Firth, R. (2021) Visualizing home technologies of the future: a report from Leicester diverse communities. ETHICOMP2021 conference.
ISBN : 9788409286713