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Ethics of seamless infrastructures: resources and future directions
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
2007 (English)In: International Review of Information Ethics, ISSN 1614-1687, Vol. 8, no 8, 20-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The argument of this paper is that the rhetoric of “seamlessness” and its embodiment within certain information infrastructures may be ethically problematic due to the way it articulates a particular kind of passivity and lack of engagement between people and their actions and between people and their social and material environment. The paper describes “seamlessness” as a socio-technical value, details its use in context, and outlines three areas of scholarship that can provide necessary perspectives and methods for research on “seamlessness” and other tropes of ubiquitous computing.

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International Center for Information Ethics , 2007. Vol. 8, no 8, 20-27 p.
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21858OAI: diva2:212060
Available from: 2009-04-21 Created: 2009-04-21 Last updated: 2013-07-22Bibliographically approved

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