::fibreculture:: Christian Licoppe - Australian visit, 8 & 9 Sept '10

Gerard Goggin g.goggin at unsw.edu.au
Wed Aug 18 06:49:12 CEST 2010


[apologies for x-posting]

Renowned mobiles and technology research Professor Christian Licoppe ( Télécom ParisTech) is coming to Australia for two events in Sydney and Melbourne - supported by the ARC Cultural Research Network.

Details below - or contact Gerard Goggin (g.goggin at unsw.edu.au - for Sydney event),
and Larissa Hjorth (larissa.hjorth at rmit.edu.au - Melbourne event).

'Mobile Methods' research workshop featuring
Professor Christian Licoppe (Télécom ParisTech )
Wed 8 September, 10am-4pm
Journalism and Media Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney

Places are limited and registrations are essential - please contact Gerard Goggin (g.goggin at unsw.edu.au).

About the presenter: Christian Licoppe is professor of sociology of information and communication technologies at the Department of Economic and Social Science, Télécom ParisTech (http://ses.telecom-paristech.fr/licoppe/). Trained in Science and Technology Studies he has worked extensively on studies of the uses of communication technologies from an ethnographic perspective. Licoppe's visit is supported by the 'Cultural Technologies' node of the ARC Cultural Research Network (http://www.uq.edu.au/crn/nodes/technologies.html)


The 'crisis of the summons': a techno-pragmatic approach to notifications (from phone rings to instant messages)
Professor Christian Licoppe (Télécom ParisTech )
Thursday 9th September 2010, 2.30 -4.30pm
 RMIT University, Melbourne, Building 9, Level 3, Room 6a

This communication analyzes a class of interactional devices which share the property of being 'designed-to-occur' (e.g. alerts, alarms, warnings, calls, rings, 'pop-up' windows, etc.), and which can be more generally categorized as 'notifications'. It will review performativity theories to get a sense of what a phone ring or more generally a notification "does" when it occurs. It will discuss how this class of devices is directly related to interruptions and to attention management issues, and is crucial to the unfolding of communication events. In a review of the last thirty years of HCI research on this topic, the paper shows the transformation of the meaning of interruptions and notification devices. Initially perceived as disruptions in the accomplishment of tasks, interruptions have gradually acquired a positive value, while 'notification' devices are supposed to be more subtle and to embed some degree of 'intelligence' of the recipient's context. On the basis of a case study on phone rings it will show the relevance of an observable "crisis of the summons", a phenomenon which may be more generally characteristic of connected lives in connected worlds.

About the presenter: Christian Licoppe is professor of sociology of information and communication technologies at the Department of Economic and Social Science, Télécom ParisTech (http://ses.telecom-paristech.fr/licoppe/). Trained in Science and Technology Studies he has worked extensively on studies of the uses of communication technologies from an ethnographic perspective. Licoppe's visit is supported by the 'Cultural Technologies' node of the ARC Cultural Research Network (http://www.uq.edu.au/crn/nodes/technologies.html)

For more details contact: Larissa Hjorth (larissa.hjorth at rmit.edu.au)

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