Sumita Sharma, Andreea Niculescu, Grace Eden, Gavin Sim, Dhvani Toprani, Biju Thankachan, Janet Read, Markku Turunen, Pekka Kallioniemi
In this field trip, nine HCI researchers from different cultures, backgrounds, and nationalities came together for two hours to discuss the role of technology in the daily life of nine parents and their children from Dharavi. The stories shared varied from the experiences of parents wanting their children to study more and play videos games less, to a point-blank question about the need for technology and the Internet. There was a shared reminiscence of a socially driven past, a hope for a better, technology-capable future, and a critique of the present-day fuss over technology. People whose paths would not…
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