Thursday 25th June 2020
1:00pm (BST – UK Summer time) until 5:30 pm (includes a 1hr break from around 2:30-3:30)
In 2020 the world turned upside down: one particular consequence has been the most marked shift to digital forms of social interaction we are likely to see in our lifetimes. We would like to hold a workshop to explore how research in Information Systems and related fields might (and perhaps should) change in response, by bringing together a range of information systems researchers to engage in reflection and futurology.
We will not dwell on COVID, choosing to focus instead on imagining what sort of changes may ensue – and speculating on how these are likely to affect our disciplines. The workshop will be informed by futures research (Chiasson, Davidson et al. 2018) and consist of short presentations on imagined changes, followed by structured discussion and debate.
Prof. Michael Barrett – Judge Business School
Why IS Practice Essential for Digital Innovation Research
Prof. François-Xavier de Vaujany – Université Paris Dauphine-PSL
The Birth of Digitality: Computing for a World in Crisis in the 40s
Dr Mareike Möhlmann – Warwick Business School
App-based surveillance – Lessons from the algorithmic management of Uber drivers
Prof. Mark Thompson – University of Exeter Business School
Public services during COVID: the curious case of a ‘digital’ council
Dr Edgar Whitley – London School of Economics
Managing digital identities online: Public, private and interoperable?
Prof. Mike Chaisson – The University of British Columbia
On recalling the future in information systems research
Dr Wendy Günther – INDEX
Wendy will act as rapporteur and provide a summary at the end of the event.
Topics for discussion include
- Methodological innovations.
- Changes to Privacy and Identity.
- Digital infrastructure and the emerging role of the state .
- Changes in Information Systems development practices.
- Digital nomadism and emerging organisational forms.
- Globalised supply chains and outsourcing.
- Practices, processes and performances.
- Materiality in a dematerialising world.
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Chiasson, M., Davidson, E., and Winter, J. 2018. “Philosophical Foundations for Informing the Future(S) through Is Research,” European Journal of Information Systems (27:3), pp. 367-379.
Image: (Ambubu (cc)) of The World Turned Upside Down, a 2019 sculpture by Mark Wallinger.