Gone fishin': information technology in the icelandic fishery


To build truly effective information technology (IT), we need to think beyond the idea of IT as a catchall panacea and engage with the socio-cultural context in which our systems exist. In the Icelandic fishing industry, IT has embodied a promise of increased safety and productivity. However, the increased efficiency has accelerated what may become an unsustainable practice of overfishing. Similarly, new work practices associated with IT are at the center of a disconnect between fishers and natural resource monitoring entities in spite of both camps wanting to work towards preserving the resource they rely on for their livelihood.

DOI: 10.1145/2141512.2141611

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@inproceedings{Brynjarsdttir2012GoneFI, title={Gone fishin': information technology in the icelandic fishery}, author={Hr{\"{o}nn Brynjarsd{\'o}ttir}, booktitle={CSCW}, year={2012} }