Friday, November 1, 2002

I'm on it!

Currently reading Paul Dourish's Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction, which as you might guess, deals with some of the sociable aspects of computing and particularly how they apply to context.

First, let me say that I really appreciate theories of practice - especially those that are phenomenological or influenced by Wittgenstein. But despite really enjoying the book so far, I still get this sense that sociological theory and method are underestimated. But that's a problem even within my own discipline, so today I won't fault people from other disciplines trying to make do with what we have ;)

Seems I have a double-task ahead of me - convince the sociologists and the computer folks that we can do better than Garfinkle's ethnomethodology...


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