Near Future Cities of Things: Addressing Dilemmas Through Design Fiction

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Abstract

The smart city infrastructure will soon start to include smart agents, i.e., agentic things, which co-exist and co-perform with human citizens. This near-future scenario explores the flexible types of collaborations and relationships between the human and nonhuman citizens. Drawing on current technology forecasts and AI/robotics literature, we created five fictional concepts for reflecting on themes we deem important for such collaborations: responsibility, delegation, relationship, priority, and adaptation. The promises, challenges and threats of these themes are discussed in this paper, together with the new questions that were opened up through the use of design fiction as a method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI'18
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages787-800
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6437-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2018 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 29 Sep 20183 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2018
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period29/09/183/10/18

Keywords

  • Agentic things
  • Co-performance
  • Design fiction
  • Dilemmas
  • Future scenario
  • Smart cities

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