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Computational Ecology and Software     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Computational Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computational Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Computational Management Science     Hybrid Journal  
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computational Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computational Methods and Function Theory     Hybrid Journal  
Computational Molecular Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computational Particle Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computational Science and Techniques     Open Access  
Computational Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Computational Toxicology     Hybrid Journal  
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 141)
Computer Aided Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computer Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Computer Engineering and Applications Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Computer Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering : Imaging & Visualization     Hybrid Journal  
Computer Music Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Computer Physics Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computer Science - Research and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computer Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Computer Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Computer Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Computer Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Computer Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computer Standards & Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computer-Aided Design and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computers & Chemical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computers & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92)
Computers & Electrical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computers & Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Computers & Mathematics with Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Computers & Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Computers & Education Open     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computers & Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computers and Composition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computers and Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computers in Biology and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computers in Entertainment     Hybrid Journal  
Computers in Human Behavior Reports     Open Access  
Computers in Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computers in the Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computerworld Magazine     Free   (Followers: 2)
Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Computing and Software for Big Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computing and Visualization in Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Computing Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience     Hybrid Journal  
Connection Science     Hybrid Journal  
Control Engineering Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Cryptologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CSI Transactions on ICT     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Documentación Multimedia     Open Access  
Current Science     Open Access   (Followers: 116)
Cyber-Physical Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Cyberspace : Jurnal Pendidikan Teknologi Informasi     Open Access  
DAIMI Report Series     Open Access  
Data     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Data & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Data Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 209)
Data-Centric Engineering     Open Access  
Datenbank-Spektrum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Datenschutz und Datensicherheit - DuD     Hybrid Journal  
Decision Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Design Journal : An International Journal for All Aspects of Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Digital Biomarkers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Chemical Engineering     Open Access  
Digital Chinese Medicine     Open Access  
Digital Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Digital Finance : Smart Data Analytics, Investment Innovation, and Financial Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Digital Geography and Society     Open Access  
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Digital Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Digital Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Digital Platform: Information Technologies in Sociocultural Sphere     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Digital War     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Digitale Welt : Das Wirtschaftsmagazin zur Digitalisierung     Hybrid Journal  
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Discover Internet of Things     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Discrete and Continuous Models and Applied Computational Science     Open Access  
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discrete Optimization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Displays     Hybrid Journal  
Distributed and Parallel Databases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Ecological Indicators     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ecological Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecological Management & Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Edu Komputika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education and Information Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Educational Philosophy and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Educational Psychology in Practice: theory, research and practice in educational psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Educational Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Educational Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Electronic Design     Partially Free   (Followers: 125)
Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Elektron     Open Access  
Empirical Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Energy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Engineering Computations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Engineering Economist, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Engineering Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Engineering With Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Enterprise Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Entertainment Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Environmental and Ecological Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EPJ Data Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
ESAIM: Control Optimisation and Calculus of Variations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
eTransportation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EURO Journal on Computational Optimization     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
EuroCALL Review     Open Access  
European Food Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Combinatorics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Computational Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
European Journal of Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Finite Fields and Their Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Fixed Point Theory and Applications     Open Access  
Focus on Catalysts     Full-text available via subscription  
Focus on Pigments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Focus on Powder Coatings     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 317)
Formal Aspects of Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Formal Methods in System Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Forschung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Databases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Foundations and Trends® in Human-Computer Interaction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Foundations and Trends® in Networking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Foundations and Trends® in Signal Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Foundations and Trends® in Theoretical Computer Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Foundations of Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences     Open Access  
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Frontiers in Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in ICT     Open Access  
Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers of Computer Science in China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Fuel Cells Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Functional Analysis and Its Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Future Computing and Informatics Journal     Open Access  
Future Generation Computer Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Geo-spatial Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoforum Perspektiv     Open Access  
GeoInformatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geoinformatics FCE CTU     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
GetMobile : Mobile Computing and Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Granular Computing     Hybrid Journal  
Graphics and Visual Computing     Open Access  
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Group Dynamics : Theory, Research, and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Groups, Complexity, Cryptology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HardwareX     Open Access  
Harvard Data Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Services Management Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
High Frequency     Hybrid Journal  
High-Confidence Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Home Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Home Health Care Management & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.326
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 8  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1573-7551 - ISSN (Online) 0925-9724
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  • The Personal is the Political: Internet Filtering and Counter
           Appropriation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

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      Abstract: Abstract Issues of trust, privacy and security at the intersection of state intervention and the use of the internet both by ‘publics’ and by individuals for—from the State’s point of view- dispreferred purposes have been of great recent interest to researchers. This has been accompanied by a slowly developing concern for the way in which these issues pan out for people in non-Western cultures. Based on a study of Iranians living in urban centers, we examine the way in which culture, State institutions, technological infrastructure and practices intersect. Iran is a republic with a theocratic constitution and relatively strict regulation of private life. It has one of the highest rates of internet appropriation and social media use in the MENA region, but use is heavily mediated by state interventions, for instance the filtering of sites such as Facebook and Twitter. We show how young Iranians, due to restrictions on their private lives, learn from early age on to deal with illegal access techniques such as proxy servers and virtual private networks (VPNs). These access technologies are often used for private purposes such as contacting and meeting other genders. However, these capabilities become even more important when preparing to leave the country or to articulate their political dissatisfaction, specifically at moments of political unrest. We discuss and develop the concept of ‘counter-appropriation’ and the ‘counter-public’ to describe the practices of urban dwellers in circumventing increasingly more sophisticated intervention by the state security apparatus.
      PubDate: 2022-05-12
       
  • Crisis Readiness: Revisiting the Distance Framework During the COVID-19
           Pandemic

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      Abstract: Abstract While CSCW researchers have studied collaboration across distance for more than two decades, the scale and context of geographically distributed work during the pandemic is unprecedented. Working from home as the default setting during the COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique opportunity for CSCW research to explore and develop new understandings of what it entails to engage in distributed collaborative work during a global crisis. In this paper, we revisit the distance framework, originally developed by Olson and Olson in 2000, through empirical data collected during the critical moments where COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and the world shut down: namely March 2020. We use the data to interrogate the distance framework and to extend it with a new dimension - Crisis Readiness. Crisis Readiness stipulates that for organizations to successfully respond to crises, four factors are required: 1) the ability to respond fast with dramatic measures; 2) the ability to supply adequate infrastructure to their employees; 3) the ability to adapt work practice responding to new work and life conditions; and 4) the ability to handle multiple and diverse interruptions both at the individual and organizational levels. Our contribution to CSCW research is a revised distance framework, which demonstrates that for geographically distributed work to be successful during a global crisis, cooperating actors need to achieve Common Ground, engage in different types of coupled work, be ready for collaboration and collaboration technology – and lastly, work in an organization which demonstrates Crisis Readiness.
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
       
  • People First, Data Second: A Humanitarian Research Framework for Fieldwork
           with Refugees by War Zones

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      Abstract: Abstract War begets crises that are among the most urgent areas requiring help from the international HCI/CSCW community; yet too few scientists address it using context-based, participatory field methods and by engaging in country and regionally based, longitudinal partnerships. Drawing on the author’s ongoing eight-year engagement as a design ethnographer with UNHCR Jordan and region for the Syrian War, this paper discusses Humanitarian Research as a framework for guiding HCI/CSCW research in conflict zones with displaced persons. Based on the principle of “People First, Data Second,” Humanitarian Research is explained with illustrative examples along with the nature of war and UNHCR’s protection mandate, the research challenges and ethical roles of HCI scientists in conflict zones and how these roles entwine with refugee stakeholders, NGOs, country actors, and university IRBs.
      PubDate: 2022-03-24
       
  • The Tension between National and Local Concerns in Preparing for
           Large-Scale Generic Systems in Healthcare

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      Abstract: Abstract Large-scale generic systems are typically adapted to local practice through configuration. This is especially important in healthcare, which involves a plurality of institutions and users. However, the decision to acquire a generic system in public healthcare is typically founded on regional and national health policy goals, which often are translated into various forms of standardization. As a result, national and regional health policy interests may stand in contrast to interests on the local level. Therefore, we analyze how national and local concerns are weighed against each other in the preparations for implementing large-scale generic systems in healthcare. We explore what role configuration plays and what the prospects are for long-term development. We contribute with insight into how the organizational consequences of generic systems are formed already in the preparation phase and point to how configuration easily results in standardization, thereby basically privileging national and regional health goals at the expense of local needs. Empirically, we focus on the preparations for implementing the Epic electronic health record in Central Norway.
      PubDate: 2022-03-16
       
  • Refugee Food Insecurity & Technology: Surfacing Experiences of
           Adaptation, Navigation, Negotiation and Sharing

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      Abstract: Abstract With the Syrian crisis still ongoing, 91% of Syrian refugee families in Lebanon do not have adequate access to safe and sufficient food. There has been a drive for technological innovation in humanitarian food assistance. To further inform such innovation, we used an Experience-Centred Design approach to gain a holistic understanding of the experiences of refugee food insecurity and how refugees envision technologies can support them. Design engagements with 13 women in an informal refugee settlement in Lebanon were conducted. The findings presented in this paper highlight that coping with food insecurity consists of experiences of adaptation, navigation, negotiation and sharing. We found that a multitude of technologies may be designed to enhance the aforementioned experiences and enable refugees to better cope with food insecurity. Through the lens of our findings, we discuss how technologies may support information sharing, the furthering of new practices and sharing of resources to support refugee food security.
      PubDate: 2022-03-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-022-09423-w
       
  • Regional Differences in Information Privacy Concerns After the
           Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

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      Abstract: Abstract While there is increasing global attention to data privacy, most of their current theoretical understanding is based on research conducted in a few countries. Prior work argues that people’s cultural backgrounds might shape their privacy concerns; thus, we could expect people from different world regions to conceptualize them in diverse ways. We collected and analyzed a large-scale dataset of tweets about the #CambridgeAnalytica scandal in Spanish and English to start exploring this hypothesis. We employed word embeddings and qualitative analysis to identify which information privacy concerns are present and characterize language and regional differences in emphasis on these concerns. Our results suggest that related concepts, such as regulations, can be added to current information privacy frameworks. We also observe a greater emphasis on data collection in English than in Spanish. Additionally, data from North America exhibits a narrower focus on awareness compared to other regions under study. Our results call for more diverse sources of data and nuanced analysis of data privacy concerns around the globe.
      PubDate: 2022-02-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09422-3
       
  • Examining Co-Owners’ Privacy Consideration in Collaborative Photo
           Sharing

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      Abstract: Abstract Researchers have investigated how collaborative photo sharing, in which users (owners) share photos on social media that reveal other users’ (co-owners) information, can violate the co-owner’s privacy and how contextual factors, such as photo content and audience, can influence the co-owner’s privacy concerns and decisions. However, it is unclear how the contextual factors interact with each other. Since co-owners’ privacy attitudes are often influenced by multiple contextual factors at the same time, it is possible that the impact of one factor depends on the other factors. Through an interview and survey study with WeChat users in China, we found significant interaction effects among the contextual factors in collaborative photo sharing. The impact of one factor on co-owners’ concerns is dependent on another factor. We suggest a more holistic evaluation of contextual factors and discuss how our findings contribute to the understanding of contextual integrity framework. We also provide implications for future privacy design for collaborative photo-sharing on social media.
      PubDate: 2022-01-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09421-4
       
  • Designing a Co-creation System for the Development of Work-process-related
           Learning Material in Manufacturing

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      Abstract: Abstract The increasing digitalization and automatization in the manufacturing industry as well as the need to learn on the job has reinforced the need for much more granular learning, which has not yet impacted the design of learning materials. In this regard, granular learning concepts require situated learning materials to support self-directed learning in the workplace in a targeted manner. Co-creation approaches offer promising opportunities to support employees in the independent design of such situated learning materials. Using an action-design research (ADR) approach, we derived requirements from co-creation concepts and practice by conducting focus group workshops in manufacturing and vocational training schools to develop design principles for a co-creation system that supports employees through the creation process of work-process-related learning material. Consequently, we formulate four design principles for the design of a collaborative learning and qualification system for manufacturing. Using an innovative mixed methods approach, we validate these design principles and design features to demonstrate the success of the developed artifact. The results provide insights regarding the design of a co-creation system to support learners in the co-creation of learning material with the consideration of cognitive load (CL). Our study contributes to research and practice by proposing novel design principles for supporting employees in peer creation processes. Furthermore, our study reveals how co-creation systems can support the collaborative development of learning materials in the work process.
      PubDate: 2022-01-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09420-5
       
  • Disclose to Tell: a Data Design Framework for Alternative Narratives

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      Abstract: Abstract Data visualization for alternative narratives is a powerful adversarial tool that seeks to inquire about the existing conditions of conflicts. Nowadays, data visualization is widely used in activist communication to offer data-driven counternarratives to those with dominant power. However, a study of 64 cases shows that most visualizations are far from following the open-source ethos that data activism advocates. If visualizations for alternative narratives do not open up their processes and communicate how the meaning of data is shaped and translated visually, they risk turning into black-box devices that crystallize biased representations of conflict rather than investigating them. This paper presents a data design framework for visualizations used in alternative narratives. It is presented as a methodological tool that encourages actionable data practices that promote a more critical and reflective data culture. The framework is structured in two ways of approaching the process of working with data: from the parts of the process and from the process as a whole. The first approach presents four lenses intended to materialize aspects of the process of working with and making sense of data: Open/close, Composition, Zoom, and Sanitization. The second approach proposes a self-hacking operation of disclosing the production process of the visualizations. This paper argues that visualizations for alternative narratives ought to be open artifacts that promote the democratization of re-interpretation and critical data by disclosing the design decisions that were made on the dataset, as well as its visual, and interactive representation.
      PubDate: 2021-12-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09416-1
       
  • Tech Public of Erosion: the Formation and Transformation of the
           Palestinian Tech Entrepreneurial Public

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      Abstract: Abstract Our five-year ethnographic study of Palestinian tech entrepreneurship provides a unique case that examines the interplay between technology, politics and power dynamics. In this paper, we trace the formation of the Palestinian tech entrepreneurial public and analyse how it has transformed from being a counterpublic to serving as a beacon for the development of the Palestinian economy while under Israeli occupation. Despite its apparent success, the foundation of the Palestinian entrepreneurial public is fragile, as it is stuck in a repeat and rewind cycle involving the eternal application of the lean startup approach and the associated business models, which encourage the mimicking of Western design solutions. We develop the concept of a public of erosion to characterise how the Palestinian entrepreneurial public has been produced and shaped by the attrition stemming from the interlinked infrastructures created by donor agencies, powerful billionaires, the government and the Israeli occupation. A public of erosion is characterised by heavy dependencies on factors outside its immediate control, and is shaped by processes that constantly dismantle resources, leading to the wearing down of its foundation. The concept of a public of erosion is intended to provide researchers with a new language and a lens to apply when investigating digital technologies in the Global South. Finally, we demonstrate how the current structural conditions result in producing bounty hunters and real estate projects, rather than a strong digital ecosystem necessary for the development of sustainable digital technologies.
      PubDate: 2021-12-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09419-y
       
  • Hybrid Framing in the Justice for Antwon Rose II Movement

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      Abstract: Abstract In this mixed methods study of a grassroots racial justice movement, Justice for Antwon Rose II (J4A), we analyze framing processes which we contextualize within the movement’s communication ecosystem. We find J4A framing processes to be hybrid, evolving through a combination of online and offline interactions and strategic and discursive processes. J4A engaged in three types of hybrid framing processes: strategic, discursive, and frame transmission. Due largely to concerns about safety and surveillance, J4A made limited use of Twitter, instead using secure messenger applications and pre-established networks of trust. Using social network analysis, we analyzed the growth of the J4A network and diffusion of movement frames on Twitter. We find a paucity of interaction between activists on Twitter, and instead find a core network of local journalists, suggesting the shifting role of Twitter in grassroots movements.
      PubDate: 2021-12-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09417-0
       
  • Crowdsourcing historical photographs: autonomy and control at the
           Copenhagen City Archives

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      Abstract: Abstract This study of crowdsourcing practices at Kbhbilleder.dk at the Copenhagen City Archives provides a rich description of how motivation and work relations are situated in a wider infrastructure of different tools and social settings. Approximately, 94% of the work is here done by 7 of the 2,433 participants. The article contributes insights into how these super-taggers carry out their work, describing and placing images on a map, through an extensive discursive effort that takes place outside the institution’s more limited interface in private discussion forums with over 60 000 participants. The more exploratory qualitative work that is going on in different discussion groups does not fit within the archive’s technical framework. Instead, alternative archives are growing within privately owned networks, where participants’ own collections merge with images from public archives. Rather than focusing on the nature of participants’ motivation, the article suggests a relational perspective on participation that is useful for analyzing a systems’ support for participation. Pointing out how people’s motivation in citizen science correspond with relational and intra-relational aspects enables an approach to system design that potentially supports or counteracts these aspects.
      PubDate: 2021-12-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09418-z
       
  • Inverted Hierarchies on the Shop Floor: The Organisational Layer of
           Workarounds for Collaboration in the Metal Industry

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      Abstract: Abstract Workarounds, or practices that deviate from the official pathway to a target, are frequent phenomena in the organisational context. With respect to collaboration, they highlight an area of mismatch between normative versus lived work practices, and therefore depict a relevant research area deeply rooted in computer supported cooperative work (CSCW). Building on the theory of hierarchical opposition by Louis Dumont and empirical data collected through ethnographic research at a company classified as a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in the German metal industry, this paper addresses the emergence of workarounds in collaborative work processes by setting them into the wider organisational context. The organisational layer of analysis reveals that workarounds emerge to cater for inversed information power relations and information asymmetries in the shop floor setting, which require communication to flow against the hierarchical slope between planning and execution functions. By applying an organisational lens to the concept of workarounds, this paper contributes a novel empirical analysis that confirms the value of workarounds as a source of insight into collaborative practices.
      PubDate: 2021-12-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09415-2
       
  • Technology for Activism: Toward a Relational Framework

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      Abstract: Abstract While extant scholarship has yielded a nuanced picture of how people have used ICTs during political activism, less is known about why activists have appropriated and maneuvered some technologies but not others for political action, against different contexts. What, especially, would be the reasoning behind activists’ decision on use or nonuse of a specific technology' To answer the question, this study advances a relational approach that dissects the relevant, yet rarely addressed, link between Gibsonian affordance, understood as action possibilities, of technology, which underpins its subsequent (non)use as a ‘repertoire of contention,’ namely the practice and performance of political activism. Along with the relational approach, this study presents an empirical and comparative perspective to examine how and why Hongkongers selected, coordinated, or discarded various ICTs for activism in the 2014 Umbrella Movement and the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill movement. The findings reveal that activists hold diverse understandings and interpretations of technology and thereby strategically or tactically turn some technologies or functions of a certain technology into their contentious usage on the basis of affordances. The relational framework helps disclose specific dynamics of affordances behind repertoire selection and constraint.
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09400-9
       
  • Organizing Safe Spaces: #MeToo Activism in Sweden

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      Abstract: Abstract Networked online environments can effectively support political activism. In Sweden, the #metoo movement resulted in over 100,000 people participating in activities challenging sexual harassment and abuse, including collecting testimonies via social media and drafting and discussing petitions published in print news media. Participation involved many risks, such as social stigma, losing one’s job, or misogynist terrorism, which meant that participation required a high level of trust among peers. Human-computer interaction (HCI) research on trust generally focuses on technical systems or user-generated data, less focus has been given to trust among peers in vulnerable communities. This study, based on semi-structured interviews and surveys of participants and organizers of 47 petitions representing different sectors in society, found that trust was aggregated over networks of people, practices, institutions, shared values, and technical systems. Although a supportive culture based on a feeling of solidarity and shared feminist values was central for safe spaces for participation, when activism was scaled up, social interaction had to be limited due to increased risk. HCI research views trust as a process of crossing distances, increasing over time; however, our results reveal that trust decreased over time as the movement grew and public exposure increased, a trend most evident when the participants actually came from a tightly knit community. Therefore, this study points out the significance to balance the need for transparency and community with the need for anonymity and distance in the development of tools to support large-scale deliberative processes that involve conflicts and risks.
      PubDate: 2021-11-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09410-7
       
  • Materializing activism

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      Abstract: Abstract Online activism showcases how available digital tools allow social movements to emerge, scale up, and extend globally by fundamentally enabling new forms of power. This special issue brings together eight research articles that engage with the collaborative efforts embedded in various types of activism by studying features such as the socio-technical systems involved; how the activism is organized; relations between traditional and social media; and the complex network of systems, information, people, values, theories, histories, ideologies, and aesthetics that constitutes such activisms. The articles show the spaces in which this activism materializes, and particularly their situation in several intersecting dimensions including motivation, culture, language, and infrastructure. Together, these articles reflect the methodological breadth required to materialize online activism and the need to develop a more nuanced conceptualization of the media ecologies involved. By mapping out how activism is enabled and constrained by human-computer interfaces, this special issue contributes to open up the black box of online activism.
      PubDate: 2021-10-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09412-5
       
  • Make a Difference in a Different Way: Twitter Bot Creators and Wikipedia
           Transparency.

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      Abstract: Abstract Software robots (bots) are a major part of contemporary Internet culture, employed by businesses for customer service, artists for digital expression, and ‘bad actors’ for misinformation. A recent line of Twitter bots, known as WikiEdits bots, has attempted to increase information transparency on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. This study expands on previous work on Twitter bots by investigating the motivations and experiences of the developers who created bots that monitor Wikipedia for edits made by government bodies and other primary stakeholders. Thirteen qualitative interviews were conducted with a global sample of WikiEdits contributors, revealing various opinions on the successes, shortcomings, and significance of the project. The data reveal that participants hold a high level of computer and programming literacy, and while some creators were driven by activist ideals, others used the project more as a personal technical challenge. This study contributes to CSCW’s interest in how activism is materialized, enabled, and constrained by examining the ways in which a loose network of developers with various motivations use platform affordances to highlight data transparency possibilities.
      PubDate: 2021-10-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09411-6
       
  • Future Protest Made Risky: Examining Social Media Based Civil Unrest
           Prediction Research and Products

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      Abstract: Abstract Social media has both been hailed for enabling social movements and critiqued for its affordances as a surveillance infrastructure. In this work, I focus on the latter by analyzing research, products, and discourses around the recent history of civil unrest prediction based on social media data and other public data sources, thereby giving insights into current and often opaque protest surveillance and forecasting practices. Technologies to monitor individuals and groups online have been developed for instance to predict US protests following the election of President Trump in 2016 and labor strikes across global supply chains. These works are part of an emerging computer science research field focused on “civil unrest prediction” dedicated to forecasting protests across the globe (e.g., Indonesia, Brazil, and Australia). Foremost I focus on scholarly literature as my unit of analysis, but also other artifacts discussing or detailing applications for companies, organizations or governments are examined. I provide a conceptualization of civil unrest prediction technology by illustrating data sources, features and methods used, and how prediction and detection are necessarily entangled. Then I show how various kinds of unrest activity are framed as risks to be fixed or averted for various actors with differing interests such as the military, law enforcement, and various industries. Finally, I critically unpack justifications and ascribed benefits of the technology and point to how the perspectives of protestors are almost completely absent. My analysis shows a critical need for regulation centering activists and workers, and reflection within academia, particularly in the fields of computer and data science, on the ethics and politics of protest research and ensuing technological applications.
      PubDate: 2021-09-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09409-0
       
  • Research with a Solidarity Clinic: Design Implications for CSCW Healthcare
           Service Design

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper reports on a long-term collaboration with a self-organised social clinic, within solidarity movements in Greece. The collaboration focused on the co-creation of an oral history group within the social clinic, aiming to record and make sense of a collection of digital oral histories from its volunteers and volunteers-doctors. The process aimed to support reflection and shape the future of the clinic’s ongoing social innovation and to transform institutional public health services. Positioning the work of solidarity movement as designing social innovation, the work contributes to CSCW and ‘infrastructuring’ in Participatory Design aspiring to support social activism and social transformation processes. More specifically, through our empirical insights on the process of infrastructuring an oral history group within a social movement; and related insights about their ongoing participatory health service provision—we provide implications for CSCW concerned with its role in institutional healthcare service transformation.
      PubDate: 2021-06-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09404-5
       
  • Assembling Amazon Fires through English Hashtags. Materializing
           Environmental Activism within Twitter Networks

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper is about the networks around the fires in the Brazilian Amazon forest during 2019 in tweets with the English hashtags #PrayForAmazonas, #ActForTheAmazon and #AmazonFire. We have studied 2517 tweets. Both the languages and the content of the tweets were taken into consideration to see who is assembled and what discursive elements are used in the framing. Our results indicate that the fires are framed as a global concern, beyond the Brazilian borders, especially as ‘the lungs of the world’. The framing of responsibility for the fires is focused on president Bolsonaro, who is assembled in many tweets, while animals and indigenous people are framed as victims. We conclude that the tweets in English tend to produce more relationships in terms of likes and retweets, in comparison to tweets in Portuguese and Spanish. In addition, the role of politicians and celebrities seems critical in getting traction around a hashtag and making it trending.
      PubDate: 2021-06-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10606-021-09403-6
       
 
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