From “What?” to “Why?”: The Social Uses of Personal Photos


To predict the uses of new technology, we present an approach grounded in science and technology studies (STS) that examines the social uses of current technology. As part of ongoing research on next-generation mobile imaging applications, we conducted an empirical study of the social uses of personal photography. We identify three: memory, creating and… (More)


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@inproceedings{House2004FromT, title={From “What?” to “Why?”: The Social Uses of Personal Photos}, author={Nancy A. Van House and Marc Davis and Yuri Takhteyev and Nathan Good and Anita Wilhelm and Megan Finn}, year={2004} }