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Glöss, Mareike
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Pink, S., Fors, V. & Glöss, M. (2019). Automated futures and the mobile present: In-car video ethnographies. Ethnography, 20(1), 88-107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Automated futures and the mobile present: In-car video ethnographies
2019 (English)In: Ethnography, ISSN 1466-1381, E-ISSN 1741-2714, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 88-107Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

New technological possibilities associated with autonomous driving (AD) cars are generating new questions and imaginaries about automated futures. In this article we advance a theoretical-methodological approach towards researching this context based in design anthropological theory and sensory ethnographic practice. In doing so we explain and discuss the findings of an in-car video ethnography study designed to investigate the usually unspoken and not necessarily visible elements of car-based mobility. Such an approach is needed, we argue, both in order to inform a research agenda that is capable of addressing the emergence of automated vehicles specifically, as well as in preparation for understanding the implications of automation more generally as human mobility is increasingly entangled with automated technologies and the future imaginaries associated with them. © The British Association of Hand Therapists Ltd 2017.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2019
video ethnography, design ethnography, automotive ethnography, automotive mobilities, autonomous driving (AD) cars, driving
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35296 (URN)10.1177/1466138117735621 (DOI)000458891500006 ()2-s2.0-85061631716 (Scopus ID)
Human Experiences and Expectations of Autonomous Driving
Vinnova, 2016-02515
Available from: 2017-10-30 Created: 2017-10-30 Last updated: 2019-03-20Bibliographically approved
Pink, S., Fors, V. & Glöss, M. (2018). The contingent futures of the mobile present: automation as possibility. Mobilities, 13(5), 615-631
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The contingent futures of the mobile present: automation as possibility
2018 (English)In: Mobilities, ISSN 1745-0101, E-ISSN 1745-011X, Vol. 13, no 5, p. 615-631Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we outline and demonstrate a design anthropological approach to investigating automated mobile futures as a processual opening up of possibilities, rather than as a process of technological innovation. To undertake this we investigate the example of how the car-smartphone relationship is configuring in the contingent circumstances of the mobile present and the implications of this for automated mobile futures. Our discussion is set in the context of the growing possibility that automonous driving (AD) features are increasingly part of everyday mobilities (even if unequally distributed globally) and in which personal mobile smart technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) will exist in some form and will interface with humans and be interoperable with other technologies. In developing this we draw on ethnographic understandings of how people live with the possibilities afforded by technologies in everyday life. © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018
Design anthropology, automation, mobile futures, autonomous driving cars, smartphones
National Category
Other Humanities Other Social Sciences
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36438 (URN)10.1080/17450101.2018.1436672 (DOI)000446973600001 ()2-s2.0-85043684335 (Scopus ID)
Human Experiences and Expectations of Autonomous driving (HEAD)
VINNOVA, 2016-02515
Available from: 2018-03-14 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved

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