Folk computing: Revisiting oral tradition as a scaffold for co-present communities

R. Borovoy*, B. Silverman, T. Gorton, J. Klann, M. Notowidigdo, B. Knep, M. Resnick

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce Folk Computing: an approach for using technology to support co-present community building inspired by the concept of folklore. We also introduce a new technology, called "i-balls", whose design helped fashion this approach. The design of the i-ball environment is explained in terms of our effort to simultaneously preserve what works about folklore while also using technology to expand its power as a medium for community building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Pages466-473
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2001 Anyone. Anywhere - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Mar 31 2001Apr 5 2001

Other

OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2001 Anyone. Anywhere
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period3/31/014/5/01

Keywords

  • Community
  • CSCW
  • Education
  • Face-to-face
  • Folklore
  • Groupware
  • Handheld
  • Mobile computing
  • PDA
  • Social computing
  • Ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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