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|Title:||Between chaos and routine: Boundary negotiating artifacts in collaboration|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||ECSCW 2005: Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work|
|Abstract:||Empirical studies of material artifacts in practice continue to be a rich source of theoretical concepts for CSCW. This paper explores the foundational concept of boundary objects and presents the results of a year-long ethnographic study of collaborative work. This research questions the assumption that artifacts exist necessarily within a web of standardized processes and that disorderly processes should be treated as “special cases”. I suggest that artifacts can serve to establish and destabilize protocols themselves and that artifacts can be used to push boundaries rather than merely sailing across them.|
|metadata.mci.conference.date:||18–22 September 2005|
|Appears in Collections:||ECSCW 2005: Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work|
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