Tacit Engagement

Beyond Interaction

Authors: Gill, Satinder P.

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  • Introduces the relational interface, which questions the historical idea of the interface as a conduit of the transactional and addresses an aesthetic and ethical balance
  • Formulates tacit engagement as an emerging concept for the study of human relations
  • Proposes a fundamental framework of mediation for expertise and decision making in complex human systems
  • Critiques the concept of data and what makes for the success of knowledge transfer
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This book explores how digital technology is altering the relationships between people and how the very nature of interface itself needs to be reconsidered to reflect this – how we can make sense of each other, handle ambiguities, negotiate differences, empathise and collectively make skilled judgments in our modern society. The author presents new directions for research at the relational-transactional intersection of contrasting disciplines of arts, science and technology, and in so doing, presents philosophical and artistic questions for future research on human connectivity in our digital age.

The book presents frameworks and methods for conducting research and study of tacit engagement that includes ethnography, experiments, discourse analysis, gesture analysis, psycholinguistic analysis, artistic experiments, installations, and improvisation. Case studies illustrate the use of various methods and the application and emergence of frameworks.

Tacit Engagement will be of interest to researchers, designers, teachers and students concerned with new media, social media and communications networks; interactive interfaces, including information systems, knowledge management, robotics, and presence technologies.

Not since Michael Polanyi have we seen such wise science about the tacit: how we know more than we can tell. Gill brings to the present era of design and data a profoundly needed perspective on meaning that comes from social dialogue, skilled performance, relational gesture and rhythm. – Sha Xin Wei, Ph.D. (Synthesis, ASU)

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“Satinder Gill’s book, Tacit Engagement: Beyond Interaction (2015 Springer) offers an insightful and important critique of tacit engagement moving beyond a mechanical model of ‘interaction’ as an information exchange system into one that can hold onto the fullness of dialogue—open ended, not instrumental, and spontaneous interaction. … A highly recommended read.” (Kathleen Richardson, AI & SOCIETY, November, 2016)


“The book explores what an ‘interface’ means in terms of technology and what is needed for an interface to support how people relate to each other. … It is apparently written mainly for an academic audience, especially researchers and graduate students in human-computer interaction (HCI) and related fields. That said, it may also be of interest as background reading for professionals in areas where HCI and computer interfaces play important roles … .” (R. M. Malyankar, Computing Reviews, computingreviews.com, May, 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tacit Engagement
Book Subtitle
Beyond Interaction
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21620-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21620-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21619-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36792-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 160
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