Paul Dourish

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Chancellor's Professor, Informatics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Chancellor's Professor, Computer Science
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Faculty Associate, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
PH.D., University College London, 1996
Phone: (949) 824-8127
Fax: (949) 824-4056
University of California, Irvine
5086 Donald Bren Hall
Mail Code: 3440
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Ubiquitous computing, critical studies of technology, embodied interaction, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work
Academic Distinctions
Fellow of the ACM; Member of the SIGCHI Academy; ACM CSCW "Lasting Impact" Award; AMIA "Diana Forsythe" Award.
Research Abstract
I study the social and cultural contexts of information technology production and use, using a range of approaches drawn from human-computer interaction, science and technology studies, media studies, and cultural studies. My empirical work is primarily ethnographic, involving long-term in situ investigations of digital media practice.
Dourish, P. 2017. The Stuff of Bits: An Essay on the Materialities of Information. MIT Press.
Dourish, P. and Bell, G. 2011. Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing. MIT Press.
Dourish, P. 2004. What We Talk About When We Talk About Context. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 8(1), 19-30.
Dourish, P. 2001. Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. MIT Press.
Professional Societies
Association for Computing Machinery
Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
American Anthropological Association
Society for Social Studies of Science
Research Centers
Institute for Software Research
Center for Organizational Research
Center for Ethnography
Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion
Center for Biomedical Informatics
Newkirk Center for Science and Society
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