For those interested in a long view of how thinking in computing has changed, Terry Winograd provided a historical overview of changes from the 1960s to the current day.
Terry Winograd | “Filling in the H in HCI” | CHI 2011 at https://youtu.be/ZTXPhB2ULGU 1
As a shortcut alternative to the Youtube transcript, there’s a digest by Anamary Leal at http://www.anamary.net/blog/2012/01/29/chi-2011-terry-winograd-reflections-on-hci/
Some highlights for me include:
- Doug Engelbart as a a precursor to CSCW
- Language Action Perspective with Fernando Flores
- Shifting from ontologies into unstructured search (at the rise of Google)
Something I’ll have to ponder is social meaning (as more than low-quality low-interest information, as an alternative to thinking about information value). Searching in the same academic ballpark, social meaning may be explicated in:
- Dourish, Paul. 2001. Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction . Bradford Books. http://cognet.mit.edu/book/where-action.