The domestic panopticon: location tracking in families

Boesen, Julie; Rode, Jennifer A. and Mancini, Clara (2010). The domestic panopticon: location tracking in families. In: Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference on Ubiquitous computing - Ubicomp '10, p. 65.



We present a qualitative study examining Location-Based Service (LBS) usage by families and how it is integrated into everyday life. We establish that LBS, when used for tracking purposes, affords a means of digital nurturing; that said, we discuss how LBS surveillance has the potential to undermine trust and serve as a detriment to nurturing.

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