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Harrison, K. & Johnson, E. (2023). Affective Corners as a Problematic for Design Interactions. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, 12(4), Article ID 41.
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2023 (English)In: ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, E-ISSN 2573-9522, Vol. 12, no 4, article id 41Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Domestic robots are already commonplace in many homes, while humanoid companion robots like Pepper are increasingly becoming part of different kinds of care work. Drawing on fieldwork at a robotics lab, as well as our personal encounters with domestic robots, we use here the metaphor of “hard-to-reach corners” to explore the socio-technical limitations of companion robots and our differing abilities to respond to these limitations. This paper presents “hard-to-reach-corners” as a problematic for design interaction, offering them as an opportunity for thinking about context and intersectional aspects of adaptation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023
Keywords
Social robotics; design; affect; Law social and behavioural science; Machine learning; Human-centred computing; HCI design and evaluation methods; Robotics; User characteristics
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-195533 (URN)10.1145/3596452 (DOI)001077335300001 ()
Note

Funding agencies: Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program –Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

Available from: 2023-06-21 Created: 2023-06-21 Last updated: 2023-11-03
Gleisner, J. & Johnson, E. (2023). Caring for affective subjects produced in intimate healthcare examinations. Health, 27(3), 302-322
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2023 (English)In: Health, ISSN 1363-4593, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 302-322Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is about the feelings – affect – induced by the digital rectal exam of theprostate and the gynaecological bimanual pelvic exam, and the care doctors are orare not instructed to give. The exams are both invasive, intimate exams located ata part of the body often charged with norms and emotions related to gender andsexuality. By using the concept affective subject, we analyse how these examinations aretaught to medical students, bringing attention to how bodies and affect are cared foras patients are observed and touched. Our findings show both the role care practicesplay in generating and handling affect in the students’ learning and the importance ofthe affect that the exam is (or is not) imagined to produce in the patient. Ours is amaterial-discursive analysis that includes the material affordances of the patient anddoctor bodies in the affective work spaces observed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
affect, body, care, education, materiality
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Social Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-175925 (URN)10.1177/13634593211020072 (DOI)000655995400001 ()34041941 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2013-8048
Note

Funding: Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research CouncilEuropean Commission [Dnr 2013-8048]

Available from: 2021-05-27 Created: 2021-05-27 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Eidenskog, M., Leifler, O., Sefyrin, J., Johnson, E. & Asplund, M. (2023). Changing the world one engineer at a time – unmaking the traditional engineering education when introducing sustainability subjects. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 24(9), 70-84
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, ISSN 1467-6370, E-ISSN 1758-6739, Vol. 24, no 9, p. 70-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The information technology (IT) sector has been seen as central to society's transformation to a more just and sustainable society, which underlines teachers’ responsibility to foster engineers who can contribute specifically to such ends. This study aims to report an effort to significantly update an existing engineering programme in IT with this ambition and to analyse the effects and challenges associated with the transformation.

Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on a combination of action-oriented research based on implementing key changes to the curriculum; empirical investigations including surveys and interviews with students and teachers, and analysis of these; and a science and technology studies-inspired analysis.

Findings: Respondents were generally positive towards adding topics relating to sustainability. However, in the unmaking of traditional engineering subjects, changes created a conflict between core versus soft subjects in which the core subjects tended to gain the upper hand. This conflict can be turned into productive discussions by focusing on what kinds of engineers the authors’ educate and how students can be introduced to societal problems as an integrated part of their education.

Practical implications: This study can be helpful for educators in the engineering domain to support them in their efforts to transition from a (narrow) focus on traditional disciplines to one where the bettering of society is at the core.

Originality/value: This study provides a novel approach to the transformation of engineering education through a theoretical analysis seldom used in studies of higher education on a novel case study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD, 2023
Keywords
Sustainability; Information technology; Science and technology studies; Software engineering education; Unmaking education
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-191661 (URN)10.1108/ijshe-03-2022-0071 (DOI)000926901000001 ()
Available from: 2023-02-07 Created: 2023-02-07 Last updated: 2023-04-17Bibliographically approved
Winkle, K., McMillan, D., Arnelid, M., Balaam, M., Harrison, K., Johnson, E. & Leite, I. (2023). Feminist Human-Robot Interaction: Disentangling Power, Principles and Practice for Better, More Ethical HRI. In: Ginevra Castellano, Laurel Riek, Maya Cakmak, Iolanda Leite (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: . Paper presented at ACM/IEEE Human Robot Interaction 2023, Stockholm 13 March 2023 through 16 March 2023 (pp. 72-82). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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2023 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction / [ed] Ginevra Castellano, Laurel Riek, Maya Cakmak, Iolanda Leite, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) , 2023, p. 72-82Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is inherently a human-centric field of technology. The role of feminist theories in related fields (e.g. Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science) are taken as a starting point to present a vision for Feminist HRI which can support better, more ethical HRI practice everyday, as well as a more activist research and design stance. We first define feminist design for an HRI audience and use a set of feminist principles from neighboring fields to examine existent HRI literature, showing the progress that has been made already alongside some additional potential ways forward. Following this we identify a set of reflexive questions to be posed throughout the HRI design, research and development pipeline, encouraging a sensitivity to power and to individuals' goals and values. Importantly, we do not look to present a definitive, fixed notion of Feminist HRI, but rather demonstrate the ways in which bringing feminist principles to our field can lead to better, more ethical HRI, and to discuss how we, the HRI community, might do this in practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023
Series
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), ISSN 2167-2121, E-ISSN 2167-2148
Keywords
feminism, research methodology, design methodology
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-195859 (URN)10.1145/3568162.3576973 (DOI)2-s2.0-85150374447 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-9964-7 (ISBN)
Conference
ACM/IEEE Human Robot Interaction 2023, Stockholm 13 March 2023 through 16 March 2023
Note

Funding agencies: Digital Futures, and the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program—Humanities andS ociety (WASP-HS) funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. 

Available from: 2023-06-27 Created: 2023-06-27 Last updated: 2023-06-27
Johnson, E. (2023). Robotics Research and Teaching with a Feminist Lens. In: : . Paper presented at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March 13-16, 2023 Stockholm, SE.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Feminism is more than (and often not even) an interest in women’s issues. For our robotics research, we use feminist theory as an analytical toolbox, filled with terms and insights to make visible and probe questions of power, representation, and expectations about and between humans and robots in the entangled encounters produced by social robots. Some of these questions are related to gender. Feminist theory gives us a vocabulary to talk about the materiality of robots, but also their positioning in our social encounters, real and imaginary… and how they position us, the users, in those encounters. This keynote will present some of the theoretical insights from feminism and intersectionality that we have found useful & generative; discuss how and where we apply them to our studies of social robots; and reflect on our experiences using these concepts to teach engineering students.

National Category
Gender Studies Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-195857 (URN)
Conference
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March 13-16, 2023 Stockholm, SE
Note

Ericka Johnson's oral presentation was given in her role as an invited keynote speaker.

Available from: 2023-06-27 Created: 2023-06-27 Last updated: 2023-06-27
Johnson, E. (2022). Screening för prostatacancer: Att dela sårbarhet. In: Anette Wickström, Sofia Morberg Jämterud, Kristin Zeiler (Ed.), Screeningens mångsidighet: Dess möjligheter och utmaningar (pp. 49-66). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
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2022 (Swedish)In: Screeningens mångsidighet: Dess möjligheter och utmaningar / [ed] Anette Wickström, Sofia Morberg Jämterud, Kristin Zeiler, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022, p. 49-66Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022
National Category
Medical Ethics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-186720 (URN)9789188909862 (ISBN)9789188909879 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-06-30 Created: 2022-06-30 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Arnelid, M., Harrison, K. & Johnson, E. (2022). What Does It Mean to Measure a Smile?: Assigning numerical values to emotions. Valuation Studies, 9(1), 79-107
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2022 (English)In: Valuation Studies, ISSN 2001-5992, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 79-107Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article looks at the implications of emotion recognition, zooming in on the specific case of the care robot Pepper introduced at a hospital in Toronto. Here, emotion recognition comes with the promise of equipping robots with a less tangible, more emotive set of skills – from companionship to encouragement. Through close analysis of a variety of materials related to emotion detection software – iMotions – we look into two aspects of the technology. First, we investigate the how of emotion detection: what does it mean to detect emotions in practice? Second, we reflect on the question of whose emotions are measured, and what the use of care robots can say about the norms and values shaping care practices today. We argue that care robots and emotion detection can be understood as part of a fragmentation of care work: a process in which care is increasingly being understood as a series of discrete tasks rather than as holistic practice. Finally, we draw attention to the multitude of actors whose needs are addressed by Pepper, even while it is being imagined as a care provider for patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2022
Keywords
care robots; emotions; emotion detection software; care; digital valuation
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-190708 (URN)10.3384/VS.2001-5992.2022.9.1.79-107 (DOI)
Note

Funding agencies: Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

Available from: 2022-12-21 Created: 2022-12-21 Last updated: 2022-12-21
Johnson, E. (2021). A cultural biography of the prostate (1ed.). Cambridge: MIT Press
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2021 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What contemporary prostate angst tells us about how we understand masculinity, aging, and sexuality.

We are all suffering an acute case of prostate angst. Men worry about their own prostates and those of others close to them; women worry about the prostates of the men they love. The prostate—a gland located directly under the bladder—lurks on the periphery of many men's health issues, but as an object of anxiety it goes beyond the medical, affecting how we understand masculinity, aging, and sexuality. In A Cultural Biography of the Prostate, Ericka Johnson investigates what we think the prostate is and what we use the prostate to think about, examining it in historical, cultural, social, and medical contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: MIT Press, 2021. p. 239 Edition: 1
Keywords
Medical humanities, prostate, men's health, masculinity studies, Prostata
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-179067 (URN)9780262543040 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, Dnr 2013-8048
Available from: 2021-09-09 Created: 2021-09-09 Last updated: 2022-01-12Bibliographically approved
Gleisner, J. & Johnson, E. (2021). Approaching distressing or sensitive topics in medical school. Medical Education, 55(11), 1221-1222
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Approaching distressing or sensitive topics in medical school
2021 (English)In: Medical Education, ISSN 0308-0110, E-ISSN 1365-2923, Vol. 55, no 11, p. 1221-1222Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The authors encourage a continuous attentiveness to thinking and caring about the challenges medical students will encounter during sensitive discussions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2021
Keywords
sensitive topics, professional development, teaching, clinical practice, educators
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-178088 (URN)10.1111/medu.14604 (DOI)000686959700001 ()34312903 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2021-07-29 Created: 2021-07-29 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Pelikan, H., Thunberg, S. & Johnson, E. (2021). Gender Studies and Robotics: A Dialogue. In: Workshop Gendering Robots: Ongoing (Re)configurations of Gender in Robotics: . Paper presented at 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.
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2021 (English)In: Workshop Gendering Robots: Ongoing (Re)configurations of Gender in Robotics, 2021Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Sex and gender are becoming more relevant to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence researchers, who, for example, focus more on balancing male and female participants in studies. On the other hand, Gender Studies research engages an intersectional approach, and has gone beyond the binary, including other categories (e.g., class, race, age, ability). How can we take an intersectional approach to human-robot interaction?

National Category
Gender Studies Robotics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-178238 (URN)
Conference
30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Available from: 2021-08-16 Created: 2021-08-16 Last updated: 2023-09-01Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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