Introduction: Performing Rurality with Computing

Norman Makoto Su, Jean Hardy, Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Tiffany Veinot, Rob Comber

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Abstract

The special issue of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction offers an alternative narrative, one in which computing intersects with rurality. Rural areas offer novel insights on topics such as privacy, location, values, and space for imagining more diverse forms of information infrastructures and technologies. Human-computer interaction (HCI) can and is offering an important counter to popular media that often emphasizes the apparent helplessness of rural people in the face of complex sociopolitical and economic crises, whether it is about outmoded infrastructure, lack of jobs, and health crises. This special issue is an effort to extend a study of rurality in HCI research and beyond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number16e
JournalACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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