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Nomadic cultures beyond work practices

  title={Nomadic cultures beyond work practices},
  author={Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho and Chiara Rossitto and Airi Lampinen and Luigina Ciolfi and Breda Gray},
In this issue we explore the conceptual, analytical and design challenges inherent in the notion of “Nomadic Culture”. The papers included highlight how research on mobility has contributed to the CSCW community, while pointing to unsolved problems, future challenges and research agendas. We see this collection of papers as developing a more holistic perspective on nomadic culture, and connecting this scholarship with recent research on sharing and exchange platforms as sites of work. This… 
From Nomadic Work to Nomadic Leisure Practice
A study that illuminates how digital technologies are used to shape and structure long-distance cycling and focuses on bike touring as a nomadic leisure practice and on how it offers a radical departure from traditional modes of structuring work and life, and thus, complicates the relationship between work and leisure.
Co-Creating the Workplace: Participatory Efforts to Enable Individual Work at the Hoffice
Analysis of the self-organizing network Hoffice discusses how Hoffice is already making change for its members, and how this is indicative of a politics of care.
Provocations from #vanlife: Investigating Life and Work in a Community Extensively Using Technology Not Designed for Them
A portrait of vanlifers’ current technology practices gleaned through ~200 hours of fieldwork and interviews is presented, identifying unique opportunities for integrating technology across culture, design, homesteading, offline organization, and gaming.


Managing work at several places: a case of project work in a nomadic group of students
The nomadic work described suggests that design efforts should be oriented towards an integration of different applications and/or technological devices.
Collaborative Work and Its Relationship to Technologically-Mediated Nomadicity
The findings herein presented support the argument that Tm-N can be seen as a dynamic and emergent process, which unfolds through the enactment of an ecology of practices and permeates both the work and non-work dimension of the lives of those whose jobs allow or demand some flexibility as to when and where work assignments should be carried out.
Officing: Mediating Time and the Professional Self in the Support of Nomadic Work
  • J. Humphry
  • Sociology
    Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • 2013
The article introduces the concept of ‘officing’ and its three main categories of connecting, configuring and synchronizing, to show how these activities shape and are shaped by the relationship that workers have with their time and sense of professional self.
Work Practices, Nomadicity and the Mediational Role of Technology
There are several nuances involved in understanding the notion of Nomadicity, and the different definitions of nomadicity found in the literature are proof of that.
Detailing a Spectrum of Motivational Forces Shaping Nomadic Practices
The paper elaborates on the emergent aspects of the process by detailing a spectrum of motivational and contextual forces that surround and shape nomadic practices.
Designing for nomadic work
It was discovered that nomadic workers need to continually seek out and compete for resources to maintain their mobile offices and face challenges in integrating into the organization to maintain visibility and to synchronize with others for meeting.
Techologically-mediated nomadicity in academic settings: Tm-N as a dynamic and emergent process
peer-reviewed%%%%This thesis provides a detailed account of the nomadic lives of a cohort of knowledge workers and explores the ways in which they are mediated by computer technologies. Although
The Role of Technological Infrastructure in Nomadic Practices of a Social Activist Community
It is suggested that infrastructure (re-) design methods would be a relevant resource for Tech-Nomads engaged in activities such as the ones from ESF and particularly on the European Social Forum (ESF) and the problems faced by the members of this network in mobilising its infrastructure.
Understanding Constellations of Technologies in Use in a Collaborative Nomadic Setting
The analysis brings into focus how constellations of technologies emerge and dissolve within collaborative ensembles that only exist for the duration of a project, and how this can cause appropriation issues within groups.