Fragmented Exchange: Disarticulation and the Need for Regionalized Communication Spaces
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
This paper relates the discussion of articualtion work (and of siarticulation) to issues of the creation and control of collective communication spaces. Four differnet types of settings are examined - occupationally segregated terrains, emergency situations, scarce-resource settings and performance-intensive settings. What is articualted in such settings is seen as depending on the properties of the communication spaces actors build their zoning and contextuality; while instances of disarticualtion within this space can be interpreted as a consequence of both regionalisation and/or a deternation or even breakdown of envisioning and interralating. CSCW design needs to take account of the regionalised character of "real world" communications by offering tools for creating a corresponding multiplicity of communication spaces.