What happens to an identity once it is stored inside countless databases? Our online identities are collaborations between user behavior and technology. Increasingly, computers speak on our behalf, representing our identities in configurations that are shaped by the technological systems through which they are communicated.
We are exploring issues around inheritance and post-mortem data management of Facebook accounts. We are finding that people focus less on ownership of data, and instead on the duties and potential conflicts associated with maintaining accounts post-mortem. “Stewardship” is an alternative to inheritance when designing for post-mortem data management practices.
Two submissions accepted to Ubicomp 2013: “It takes a network to get dinner” (w/ Lynn Dombrowski) and “Detecting food type and cooking state with gas sensors during dry cooking” (w/ Sen Hirano)
May 14, 2013
Recipient of UCI’s 2013 Most Promising Future Faculty Member award (4/12/2013)
March 21, 2013
Participating in CSCW’s 2013 Doctoral Consortium in San Antonio
February 21, 2013
Participating in the iConference 2013 Doctoral Consortium in Fort Worth, TX
January 30, 2013