Ubicomp's colonial impulse

  title={Ubicomp's colonial impulse},
  author={Paul Dourish and Scott D. Mainwaring},
Ubiquitous computing has a grand vision. Even the name of the area identifies its universalizing scope. In this, it follows in a long tradition of projects that attempt to create new models and paradigms that unite disparate, distributed elements into a large conceptual whole. We link concerns in ubiquitous computing into a colonial intellectual tradition and identify the problems that arise in consequence, explore the locatedness of innovation, and discuss strategies for decolonizing ubicomp's… CONTINUE READING
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