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The Role of Technological Infrastructure in Nomadic Practices of a Social Activist Community

Carvalho, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de ; Saeed, Saqib ; Reuter, Christian ; Wulf, Volker (2022):
The Role of Technological Infrastructure in Nomadic Practices of a Social Activist Community. (Publisher's Version)
In: International reports on socio-informatics, 14 (3), pp. 41-47. IISI, ISSN 1861-4280,
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00022319,

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Status: Publisher's Version
Title: The Role of Technological Infrastructure in Nomadic Practices of a Social Activist Community
Language: English

Infrastructure is undoubtedly a key resource for people engaged in technologically-mediated nomadicity. Tech-Nomads rely on technological infrastructure components, such as Wi-Fi availability, to mobilise their workplaces and effectively accomplish their productive activities. In this paper, we introduce findings from an investigation focusing on how technological infrastructures are re-instantiated according to emerging demands. We focus particularly on the European Social Forum (ESF) (an activists’ platform) and the problems faced by the members of this network in mobilising its infrastructure, stressing findings from the literature about the importance of making infrastructure visible for nomadic practices, which have not yet been sufficiently explored. We suggest that infrastructure (re-) design methods would be a relevant resource for Tech-Nomads engaged in activities such as the ones from ESF.

Journal or Publication Title: International reports on socio-informatics
Volume of the journal: 14
Issue Number: 3
Place of Publication: Sheffield, UK
Publisher: IISI
Collation: 7 Seiten
Uncontrolled Keywords: CSCW,Frieden,HCI,Infrastruktur
Classification DDC: 000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft > 004 Informatik
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CRISP - Center for Research in Security and Privacy
Zentrale Einrichtungen > Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Naturwissenschaft, Technik und Sicherheit (IANUS)
Event Title: Proceedings of the ECSCW-Workshop on Nomadic Culture Beyond Work Practices, International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI)
Event Location: Sheffield, UK
Event Dates: 2017
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 05:28
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2022 12:37
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00022319
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URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-223194
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/22319
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