Lunchtime Research Chat: 22 January

Thursday, 22 January 2015 from 14:00 to 14:45 in Refectory - next to Papa Johns

About the event

We are pleased to welcome Professor Janet Dickinson (School of Tourism) who will be talking about some of her fascinating research around collaborative travel apps, reciprocity and the Internet of Things.

The Lunchtime Research Chat will take place in the Refectory from 2pm lasting 30-45mins with Q&A at the end. Plus lots of free PAPA JOHNS PIZZA for everyone!

This talk will explore the challenges of reciprocity in travel collaboration. Also, the emergence of the Internet of Things, with its more anticipatory systems, prompts a reappraisal of current Internet based collaborative communities which raises questions about the human regulation of reciprocal arrangements.

Free to attend, open to students & staff, no need to book.

Further information

As cities become increasingly connected, both people and objects can connect to the Internet to transmit and receive information. This is the Internet of Things. Smartphone technology can help identify current and anticipate future patterns of behaviour and, with its social networking capabilities, allow users to imagine collaborative opportunities. This has led to the development of collaborative travel apps designed to enable activities like lift sharing. However, two projects working with community based travel collaboration apps identify significant challenges to people accessing forms of travel assistance.

Collaborative travel apps depend on users to offer help, but they also need users to ask for or accept help. Feelings of indebtedness inhibit app use since they threaten a user’s status, power and freedom of action with respect to the donor of help.

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Venue details

Refectory - next to Papa Johns
Talbot Campus
Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB