Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Divining a Digital FutureMess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015554

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 September 2018

Rethinking Privacy

Rethinking Privacy

Chapter:
(p.137) 7 Rethinking Privacy
Source:
Divining a Digital Future
Author(s):

Paul Dourish

Genevieve Bell

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.003.0069

This chapter recontextualizes the discussions of privacy in, and of, information systems by using the related concepts of secrets and lies to examine how people interpret, value, and understand flows and exchanges of information. How do we want to think about the ways in which people report location to others, for example? How does an examination of the maintenance and enactment of social relations in everyday life help us reevaluate the technological notion that “information wants to be free”—a notion which looks quite different when we think about Western scientific data, axial religious practices, or even the secret sharing of North American teens? What emerges is a focus on the practices of articulating and sharing information as a means of cultural production, a way in which people engage in meaningful social interaction and the negotiation of collective meaning.

Keywords:   ubiquitous computing, ubicomp, privacy, information systems, information sharing, cultural production, social interaction, collective meaning

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.