In this position paper, we discuss the potential for cross-fertilization between the disciplines of animal-computer interaction (ACI) and cultural anthropology. Through an analysis of the animal-technology-human triad in the Western familial and domestic context, we argue for a more systematic grounding of ACI in anthropology and in particular, inclusion of anthropological perspectives in ACI's multidisciplinary discourse. This can lead to new insights into how culture affects animal-human-technology interactions and relationships, as well as how it can be shaped by them.
|Title of host publication||ACI 2020|
|Subtitle of host publication||Embodied Dialogues - 7th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, Proceedings|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|State||Published - 10 Nov 2020|
|Event||7th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction: Embodied Dialogues, ACI 2020 - Virtual, Online, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 Nov 2020 → 12 Nov 2020
|Name||ACM International Conference Proceeding Series|
|Conference||7th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction: Embodied Dialogues, ACI 2020|
|Period||10/11/20 → 12/11/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgement. The second author was supported by Ministry of Science and Technology of Israel (MOST, Russia-Israel Cooperation).
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- ACI, anthropology
- domestic sphere
- pet wearables
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition