September 25, 2006

ubicomp 2006 blog roundup

Well I was off in the UK last week and thus unable to attend this year's Ubicomp 2006 conference, but fortunately several other folks have posted interesting and provocative thoughts. As the general chair of Ubicomp 2003, Joe McCarthy's perspectives (day 1, day 2, day 3) are particularly informed and informative. Molly Steenson's Ubi-recap provides a tasty inside view of the Exurban Noir workshop (pdf proceedings), along with some trenchant thoughts on the potential for architecture to enhance the overly tech-driven ubicomp worldview. Nancy Van House writes about the Pervasive Image Capture and Sharing workshop and waves us toward the PICS2006 ZoneTagged Flickr sets (1, 2, 3, 4). And Nicolas Nova riffs on the disparity of qualitative and quantitative methods in ethnographic study of ubicomp, and the potential for bridging them.

Good reading for days.

Posted by Gene at September 25, 2006 9:46 PM | TrackBack