Abstract

The adoption of mobile devices as the computers of the 21st century marks a shift away from the fixed terminals that dominated the first 50 years of computing. Associated with this shift will be a new emphasis on context-aware computing. This article examines design approaches to context-aware computing and argues that the evolution of this technology will be characterized by an interplay between top-down systems for command and control and bottom-up systems for collective action. This process will lead to the emergence of Ă’contestedaware cities,Ă“ in which power struggles are waged in public spaces with the assistance of context-aware systems.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9282
Print ISSN
0024-094X
Pages
pp. 345-347
Launched on MUSE
2006-07-13
Open Access
No
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