Everyday Philanthropy

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This research explores the situatedness of the often-mundane, everyday activities that go into living a philanthropic life. Our research—carried out in collaboration with the employees, donors, and volunteers of several nonprofit community partners—has identified unique synergies between a small but influential strand of philanthropic studies literature about informal philanthropy or ‘caritas’ and social theories of the everyday.  Taken together, a breadth of empirical data, translational design workshop outcomes, and theoretical analysis informs collaborative and ubiquitous computing research about designing for everyday philanthropy.

 

Selected Relevant Publications:

Harmon, E., Korn, M., & Voida, A. (2017). Supporting everyday philanthropy: Care work in situ and at scale. To appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.  Portland, OR, February 25–March 1. New York: ACM Press.

Voida, A., Yao, Z. & Korn, M. (2015). (Infra)structures of volunteering.  In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015).  Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14–18.  New York: ACM Press, pp. 1704-1716.

Korn, M. & Voida, A. (2015). Creating friction: Infrastructuring civic engagement in everyday life. In Proceedings of the Decennial Aarhus Conference. Aarhus, DK, August 17–21. New York: ACM Press, pp. 145–156.