英特尔实验室的People and Practices Research (PaPR) 部门的高级研究员Scott Mainwaring博士的来访


2009年7月24日,英特尔实验室的People and Practices Research (PaPR) 部门的高级研究员Scott Mainwaring博士来访我中心,并安排了一次以“Digital Money and the Production of Consumption (数字货币与消费市场的催生)”为主题的学术报告,报告的主要内容为:

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have long been important to consumer economies around the world, from advertising on the airwaves and online, to point-of-sale terminals and inventory management systems in retail. However, given the continued exponential growth of capability-per-dollar known as Moore’s Law, the relationship between ICTs and consumption is becoming even more interdependent and fundamental. To illustrate this, I will draw upon research my colleagues and I have conducted on the emergence of new digital money systems in three diverse contexts: the M-Pesa mobile-to-mobile money transfer service in Kenya, the smartcard-based electronic currency Edy in Japan, and virtual currencies such as Q Coins in online game communities in China.

Scott Mainwaring博士简历

Scott Mainwaring is a senior research scientist in Intel’s People and Practices Research (PaPR) group, an ethnographic strategy and design practice within Intel Labs. The focus of his research interests are the relationships between individuals and the technological and social systems in which they find themselves embedded. For the past several years, Scott has been researching emerging technologies of digital money and financial inclusion and how they play upon money’s emotional, cultural, and religious meanings. His current focus is on the processes creating and disrupting “middle class” consumers in both developed and developing countries, and how ICTs are implicated in them. Scott has an A.B. in computer science from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University.

Scott Mainwaring博士近期发表论文

Mainwaring, S., March, W., and Maurer, B. 2008. From Meiwaku to Tokushita!: lessons for digital money design from Japan. In Proc. CHI ’08. ACM, New York, NY, 21-24

Wang, Y. and Mainwaring, S. D. 2008. Human-Currency Interaction: learning from virtual currency use in China. In Proc. CHI ’08. CHI ‘08. ACM, New York, NY, 25-28.

Lindtner, S., Nardi, B., Wang, Y., Mainwaring, S., Jing, H., and Liang, W. 2008. A hybrid cultural ecology: World of Warcraft in China. In Proc. CSCW ‘08. ACM, New York, NY, 371-382.

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