HCI as heterodoxy : technologies of identity and the queering of interaction with computers

LIGHT, Ann (2011). HCI as heterodoxy : technologies of identity and the queering of interaction with computers. Interacting with Computers, 23 (5), 430-438.

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Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2011.02.002


As digital technologies are woven more closely into identity formation, society needs ways to keep tools flexible to many versions of self-presentation and avoid perpetuating the political status quo through conservative and apolitical designing. This paper explores one route, drawing on Queer Theory to look at resistance to computer formalisation of identity through queering. Several case studies explore how we might apply the oblique route to design of a range of technologies that help users define themselves. In particular, forgetting, obscuring, cheating and eluding are activities held up to counter computer strengths and offer a more flexible vision of interaction design for the future

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2011.02.002
Page Range: 430-438
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 09:55
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4040

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