Social Printers: a physical social network for political debates

Katerina Gorkovenko, Nick Taylor, Jon Rogers

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    Abstract

    Social Printers are physical devices that create a pseudonymous social network between households during televised political debates. Through studies conducted around the Scottish Parliamentary Election and EU Referendum in 2016, we aimed to understand how physical devices could be used to engage viewers with televised political debates. By displacing the interaction from conventional social media and second screens we observed that the printers were successful in encouraging the participants to share their thoughts and create a personal social experience. Based on the results we discuss potential implications for conventional social media and second screens in the context of political television programs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI 2017
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages2269-2281
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450346559
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
    EventCHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Denver, United States
    Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017
    https://chi2017.acm.org/

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    ConferenceCHI '17
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityDenver
    Period6/05/1711/05/17
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    Keywords

    • Research products
    • second screens
    • television
    • politics
    • political discourse
    • social media
    • H.5.m. Information interfaces and presentation

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    • Audience and Expert Perspectives on Second Screen Engagement with Political Debates

      Gorkovenko, K. & Taylor, N., 4 Jun 2019, TVX 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video: Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 70-82 13 p. (TVX 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video).

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