Datacloud: Expanding the Roles and Locations of Information
This presentation traces the locations and roles of computer documentation over the latter half of the 20th century in order to construct a model of information/knowledge space as it relates to different forms of work. The paper then provides
suggestions about future forms of documentation and interface
based on ethnographic research of workers in recently emerging
forms of work, including nonlinear audio/video production and
videogame playing. The final section of the paper provides
concrete suggestions about forms of documentation and interface
that will be required to support these new forms of work.