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Lecture Notes in Social Networks

The Theory and Practice of Social Machines

Authors: Shadbolt, N., O’Hara, K., De Roure, D., Hall, D.W.

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  • Provides a comprehensive approach to technical research in the area, including analysing existing Social Machines and building new ones
  • Emphasises ethical dimensions (e.g. privacy) alongside the technical account
  • Introduces the reader to the foundations of the field
  • Valuable for social scientists who wish to understand technical developments in the area
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Social machines are a type of network connected by interactive digital devices made possible by the ubiquitous adoption of technologies such as the Internet, the smartphone, social media and the read/write World Wide Web, connecting people at scale to document situations, cooperate on tasks, exchange information, or even simply to play. Existing social processes may be scaled up, and new social processes enabled, to solve problems, augment reality, create new sources of value, and disrupt existing practice.
This book considers what talents one would need to understand or build a social machine, describes the state of the art, and speculates on the future, from the perspective of the EPSRC project SOCIAM – The Theory and Practice of Social Machines. The aim is to develop a set of tools and techniques for investigating, constructing and facilitating social machines, to enable us to narrow down pragmatically what is becoming a wide space, by asking ‘when will it be valuable to use these methods on a sociotechnical system?’ The systems for which the use of these methods adds value are social machines in which there is rich person-to-person communication, and where a large proportion of the machine’s behaviour is constituted by human interaction.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10889-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10888-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theory and Practice of Social Machines
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Social Networks
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10889-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10889-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10888-5
Series ISSN
2190-5428
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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