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Towards a Cyberphysical Web Science: A Social Machines Perspective on Pokemon GO!

De Roure, D.; Hendler, James A; James, Diccon; Nurmikko-Fuller, Terhi; Van Kleek, Max; Willcox, Pip


The concept of Social Machines has become an established lens to describe the sociotechnical systems of Web Science, and has been applied to some archetypical cyberphysical systems. In this paper we apply this lens to a larger system, the location based online augmented reality game Pokémon Go!. The contributions are an illustrative application of the descriptive Social Machines lens to a system of this scale and type, and the use of simulation as a method for an executable description, which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Web Science
DOI: 10.1145/3292522.3326043


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