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Expanding Imagined Affordance with Futuretypes: Challenging Algorithmic Power with Collective 2040 Imagination

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Title:Expanding Imagined Affordance with Futuretypes: Challenging Algorithmic Power with Collective 2040 Imagination
Authors:Brooks, Lonny Avi
Saveri, Andrea
Keywords:Imagined affordances
futuretypes
digital social media
collective selfie
diverse
Date Issued:04 Jan 2017
Abstract:Imagined affordance speaks to the hidden affordances not often seen of user expectations. What if we asked a group of working class, ethnically diverse range of people to re-imagine alternative forms of digital platforms for 2040, and other time horizons? What would they re-imagine? How might this approach expand our set of theoretical constructs, methodologies in design practice for digital social media (DSM)? Student stories and our analysis of them comprise a hybrid of evidence interweaving design thinking with textual analysis and future studies. Informed by an analysis of social and technology trends, students explore the citizen imaginary for peer-producing alternative visions of our DSM. An analysis of student visions uncovers future memes of civil rights; platforms as new governing states; and resistance to algorithmic capture. These stories become a collective selfie into re-imagined social worlds. In their wake, futuretypes, signals of platform alternatives, emerge--an expanded range of citizen emotions, feelings, and desires.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41369
ISBN:978-0-9981331-0-2
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2017.215
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media Minitrack


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