Præsentation af paper "A two-sided mediation in the midst of action: The use of thermal cameras in frontline command"

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    The use of action-cameras in real incidents allows us to study the two-sided mediation by technologies and fire lieutenants in the midst of action. The thermal camera is conceptualised as an actant, which imposes that the user mediates the technology to achieve a certain insight but the technology also mediates the user. This two-sided epistemology is examined through participatory observation and the use of action-cameras applied in real incidents. The thermal camera affects the sensemaking processes in a productive way due to its ability to provide additional cues to be extracted, which the fire lieutenant is not able to identify and extract due to the limitations of the sense organs of the human body. The unproductive aspects of the thermal camera are that the technology inscribes uncertainty and increase complexity by providing the lieutenant with cues that can be interpreted in several different ways, often leading to an information overload.

    Periode19 maj 2017
    BegivenhedstitelNEEDS 2 - The Second Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies
    PlaceringKøbenhavn, Danmark
    Grad af anerkendelseInternational