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Susanne Bødker

Reconsidering scale and scaling in CSCW research

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  • Chiara Rossitto, Stockholm University
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  • Airi Lampinen, Stockholm University
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  • Susanne Bødker
  • Ann Light, University of Sussex, Malmö University
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  • Ketie Berns, Stockholm University
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  • Julie Hui, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

This one-day workshop invites discussion on the various socio-technical processes and dynamics that characterize scale and scaling in local, community-sited initiatives. Seeking to move beyond a view of scale as mere growth in numbers and a matter of technology-mediated replication, the workshop aims at developing a nuanced vocabulary to talk about various forms of scale and practices of scaling in CSCW research. It will bring together interdisciplinary scholars, activists, practitioners and representatives of the public sector who wish to question and further develop the notion of scale generally associated with processes of upscaling. The workshop provides a forum to discuss:i) concepts, theories and empirical cases that broaden our view of what constitutes scale; andii) the implications for CSCW research in assessing the long-term impact and sustenance of socio-technical innovations. The workshop will accommodate up to twenty participants and will be run virtually.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW '20 : Conference Companion Publication of the 2020 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Number of pages9
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearOct 2020
ISBN (electronic)9781450380591
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
Event3rd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 202021 Oct 2020


Conference3rd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2020
LandUnited States
ByVirtual, Online
SeriesProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

    Research areas

  • Local initiatives, Scale, Scaling, Sociotechnical systems, Theories, case studies

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