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- Text DocumentAll My People Right Here, Right Now: Management of Group Co-Presence on a Social Networking Site(Proceedings of the 2009 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2009) Lampinen, Airi; Tamminen, Sakari; Oulasvirta, AnttiA mundane but theoretically interesting and practically relevant situation presents itself on social networking sites: the co-presence of multiple groups important to an individual. This primarily qualitative study concentrates on the point of view of individual SNS users and their perspectives on multiple group affiliations. After charting the perceived multiplicity of groups on the social networking site Facebook, we investigated the relevance of multiple groups to the users and the effect of group co-presence on psychological identification processes. Users deal with group co-presence by managing the situation to prevent anticipated conflictive and identity-threatening situations. Their behavioral strategies consist of dividing the platform into separate spaces, using suitable channels of communication, and performing self-censorship. Mental strategies include both the creation of more inclusive in-group identities and the reciprocity of trusting other users and being responsible. In addition to giving further evidence of the existence of group co-presence on SNSs, the study sheds light on the management of the phenomenon. Management of group co-presence should be supported, since otherwise users may feel the urge to resort to defensive strategies of social identity protection such as ceasing to use SNSs altogether or, less dramatically, limit their use according to the least common denominator". Hence, the phenomenon merits the attention of researchers, developers, and designers alike."
- Journal ArticleCo-Creating the Workplace: Participatory efforts to enable individual work at the Hoffice(Computer Supported Cooperative Work 27(3-4)- ECSCW 2018: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2018) Rossitto, Chiara; Lampinen, AiriThis paper analyzes the self-organizing network Hoffice – a merger between the words home and office – that brings together people who wish to co-create temporary workplaces. The Hoffice concept entails a co-working methodology, and a set of practices inherent in opening up one’s home as a temporary, shared workplace, with the help of existing social media platforms, particularly Facebook. We discuss both the practices of co-creating temporary workplaces, particularly for workers who lack a stable office and orchestrate flexible work arrangements, and the values and rhetoric enshrined in Hoffice. We collected our research materials through interviews, participant observation, and workshops. Our findings draw attention to i) the practical arrangement of Hoffice events, ii) the participatory efforts to get individual work done, and 3) the co-creation of an alternative social model that encourages trust, self-actualization, and openness. To conclude, we discuss how Hoffice is already making change for its members, and how this is indicative of a politics of care. We contribute to research on computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) by highlighting grassroots efforts to create alternative ways of organizing nomadic work and navigating non-traditional employment arrangements.
- Journal ArticleCo-Creating the Workplace: Participatory Efforts to Enable Individual Work at the Hoffice(Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 27, No. 3-6, 2018) Rossitto, Chiara; Lampinen, AiriThis paper analyzes the self-organizing network Hoffice – a merger between the words home and office – that brings together people who wish to co-create temporary workplaces. The Hoffice concept entails a co-working methodology, and a set of practices inherent in opening up one’s home as a temporary, shared workplace, with the help of existing social media platforms, particularly Facebook. We discuss both the practices of co-creating temporary workplaces, particularly for workers who lack a stable office and orchestrate flexible work arrangements, and the values and rhetoric enshrined in Hoffice. We collected our research materials through interviews, participant observation, and workshops. Our findings draw attention to i) the practical arrangement of Hoffice events, ii) the participatory efforts to get individual work done, and 3) the co-creation of an alternative social model that encourages trust, self-actualization, and openness. To conclude, we discuss how Hoffice is already making change for its members, and how this is indicative of a politics of care. We contribute to research on computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) by highlighting grassroots efforts to create alternative ways of organizing nomadic work and navigating non-traditional employment arrangements.
- Conference PaperA Constructive-Critical Approach to the Changing Workplace and its Technologies(Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Panels, Posters and Demos, 2017) Møller, Naja L. Holten; Shklovski, Irina; Silberman, M. Six; Dombrowski, Lynn; Lampinen, AiriImplementation of technical systems into work practices can result in shifting the balance of power in terms of what is visible and what is hidden (Suchman 1994; Star & Strauss 1999) and in fundamentally changing the nature of work itself (Bannon 1994). Sometimes these changes can have unpredictable and even adverse effects on the stakeholders involved (Clement & Wagner 1995). ECSCW as a venue has not shied away from pointing out that there is politics to sociomaterial processes we observe and study (Bannon & Bødker 1997; Bjørn and Balka 2007). As work computerization begins to involve the digitization of work practices, however, more thorny political questions emerge. The workplace changes when the spheres of private life and work are blurred as sensors are attached to the employee in the workplace for tracking movement (Gorm & Shklovski 2016; Møller et al. 2017), when the workplace as a fixed physical location is dissolved as in the case of turning homes into “pop-up co-working places” (Rossitto et al. 2017), in the “sharing economy” (Zade & O’Neil 2016), in online labor platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk (Irani and Silberman 2013), or when workplace data-collection is management- rather than worker-centric resulting in employee exploitation (Dombrowski 2017). The challenge for CSCW research is to study the changing workplace and affect the nature of collaborative work with the aim of improving the design of computational systems, while attending to and perhaps improving the conditions for work.
- Conference PaperCSCW and Algorithmic Systems(Proceedings of 20th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 2022) Lampinen, Airi; Møller, Naja Holten; Sheikh, Riyaz; Ammitzbøll Flügge, Asbjørn; Kaltenhäuser, Kristin; Cakici, BakiThe European Union announced recently that Europe should be a global hub and leader in the development of Artifcial Intelligence (AI) that guarantees safety and fundamental rights (European Commission (2021)). In this workshop, we investigate how we can approach this challenge from the perspective of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Starting with a general conceptual focus on algorithmic systems and their increasing role in society, we are particularly interested in such systems in and as organisations, and the questions that come up when investigating them as part of complex, cooperative work practices. The full-day workshop, designed for up to 20 participants, advances a CSCW-perspective on algorithmic/AI systems by bringing together researchers within (and where possible beyond) the CSCW community who study algorithmic systems, with the aim of sharing ongoing research and connecting participants with others who share their research interests.
- Conference PaperThe Ecological Underpinnings and Future Contributions of (E)CSCW(Proceedings of 21st European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 2023) Light, Ann; Rossitto, Chiara; Lampinen, Airi; Botero, AndreaWhen times change rapidly, the transformations around us ask us to consider whether our practices of research and scholarship are keeping abreast. Multiple crises are bearing down on us and only a change in Global North lifestyles and values will begin to address the world’s course towards major catastrophe. In this highly interactive panel, we unravel the ecological underpinnings of (E)CSCW to understand how it could contribute more fully to different sustainabilities and alternative futures. We consider (E)CSCW to offer a strength in its practice-oriented roots and its ecological understanding of socio-technical relations. We revisit these qualities in light of the need to embrace interdependence in all aspects of life and invite others to think with us about possible futures and the contributions (E)CSCW scholarship is poised to make in working toward them.
- Conference PaperFriendly but Not Friends: Designing for Spaces Between Friendship and Unfamiliarity(Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 2017) Lampinen, Airi; McMillan, Donald; Brown, Barry; Faraj, Zarah; Cambazoglu, Deha Nemutlu; Virtala, Christian; Lewkowicz, Myriam; Rohde, Markus; Mulder, Ingrid; Schuler, DouglasWhile urban life requires us to maintain a healthy social distance and anonymity from others, a recurring design goal has been to push against this anonymity and assist in the formation of communities. In contrast, our aim in this paper is to design for keeping others at a comfortable distance, without seeming rude or uncongenial. Building on findings from 20 interviews and two design workshops, we present three design explorations that illustrate opportunities to support a sense of friendly connection in local, communal spaces, without promoting the formation of friendship or other long-term engagements, or requiring the effort and commitment they would necessarily demand.
- Conference PaperThe IKEA Catalogue: Design Fiction in Academic and Industrial Collaborations(Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2016) Brown, Barry; Bleecker, Julian; D'Adamo, Marco; Ferreira, Pedro; Formo, Joakim; Glöss, Mareike; Höök, Kristina; Johnson, Eva-Carin Banka; Kaburuan, Emil; Karlsson, Anna; Vaara, Elsa; Laaksolahti, Jarmo; Lampinen, Airi; Leahu, Lucian; Lewandowski, Vincent; McMillan, Donald; Mellbratt, Anders; Mercurio, Johanna; Norlin, Cristian; Nova, Nicolas; Pizza, Stefania; Rostami, Asreen; Sundquist, Mårten; Tollmar, Konrad; Tsaknaki, Vasiliki; Wang, Jinyi; Windlin, Charles; Ydholm, MikaelThis paper is an introduction to the Future IKEA Catalogue", enclosed here as an example of a design fiction produced from a long standing industrial-academic collaboration. We introduce the catalogue here by discussing some of our experiences using design fiction` with companies and public sector bodies, giving some background to the catalogue and the collaboration which produced it. We have found design fiction to be a useful tool to support collaboration with industrial partners in research projects - it provides a way of thinking and talking about present day concepts, and present day constraints, without being overly concerned with contemporary challenges, or the requirements of academic validation. In particular, there are two main aspects of this we will discuss here, aspects that are visible in the enclosed catalogue itself. The first is the potential of design fiction as a sort of 'boundary object' in industry and academic collaboration, and second the role of critique. After this introduction to the paper we enclose the output of our collaboration in the form of the catalogue itself."
- Conference PaperSpatial tensions in CSCW: The political and ethical challenges of scale(Proceedings of 21st European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 2023) Lampinen, Airi; Rossitto, Chiara; Abbing, Roel Roscam; Light, Ann; Fedosov, Anton; Ciolfi, LuiginaActivists of all generations unite! With the same goals, we are designing an alternative to Greta Thunberg's "Fridays for Future". While this movement is largely age-homogeneous, accuses its parents' generation, and relies on renunciation as a solution, we demand intergenerational cooperation, bracket moral arguments, believe in the power of innovation and make dialogue qua digital media strong. Our project is provocative and playful, as an opportunity to reflect on the ecologically and politically complex problem we are addressing today. As a result, we will present the name of the (fictitious) new alliance, its program, a manifesto, a flag, an anthem, a "key visual", posters, flyers, banners a strategy for the (digital) dialogue as well as the "pro's and con's" of the dogmas.