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Working bibliography on lifestreaming

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I’ve mentioned lifestreaming and workstreaming a bit lately. Here’s a working bibliography I’ve put together on the concept, based on searches I conducted in the ACM Digital Library. These academic references span several different implementations: mostly based on automated system monitoring, mostly individual rather than collaborative, mostly desktop based rather than web based.

What strikes me from this review is that, for the most part, the notion of lifestreaming as a collaborative enterprise isn’t on anyone’s radar until very recently. Mostly, the implementations below are focused on providing an alternative to the desktop metaphor, sort of a time-ordered, searchable stack of documents that you might go through like a stack on your desk. But in an open-plan environment, people get to see each others’ stacks and sometimes share them. That seems to be the thrust of the more recent Web 2.0-based lifestreaming and workstreaming trends.

In any case, here they are:

  • Adar, E., Kargar, D., and Stein, L. A. (1999). Haystack: per-user information environments. In CIKM ’99: Proceedings of the eighth international conference on Information and knowledge management, pages 413–422, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Aneiros, M., Estivill-Castro, V., and Sun, C. (2003). Group unified histories an instrument for productive unconstrained co-browsing. In GROUP ’03: Proceedings of the 2003 international ACM SIGGROUP conference on Supporting group work, pages 330–338, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Bell, G., Gemmell, J., and Lueder, R. (2004). Challenges in using lifetime personal information stores. In SIGIR ’04: Proceedings of the 27th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, pages 1–1, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Carriero, N. and Gelernter, D. (2001). A computational model of everything. Commun. ACM, 44(11):77–81.
  • Dourish, P., Edwards, W. K., LaMarca, A., Lamping, J., Petersen, K., Salisbury, M., Terry, D. B., and Thornton, J. (2000). Extending document management systems with user-specific active properties. ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 18(2):140–170.
  • Dragunov, A. N., Dietterich, T. G., Johnsrude, K., McLaughlin, M., Li, L., and Herlocker, J. L. (2005). Tasktracer: a desktop environment to support multi-tasking knowledge workers. In IUI ’05: Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces, pages 75–82, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Fertig, S., Freeman, E., and Gelernter, D. (1996). Lifestreams: an alternative to the desktop metaphor. In CHI ’96: Conference companion on Human factors in computing systems, pages 410–411, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Freeman, E. and Gelernter, D. (1996). Lifestreams: a storage model for personal data. SIGMOD Rec., 25(1):80–86.
  • Ganoe, C. H., Somervell, J. P., Neale, D. C., Isenhour, P. L., Carroll, J. M., Rosson, M. B., and McCrickard, D. S. (2003). Classroom bridge: using collaborative public and desktop timelines to support activity awareness. In UIST ’03: Proceedings of the 16th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, pages 21–30, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Gemmell, J., Bell, G., and Lueder, R. (2006). Mylifebits: a personal database for everything. Commun. ACM, 49(1):88–95.
  • Gonsalves, D. and Jorge, J. A. (2004). Describing documents: what can users tell us? In IUI ’04: Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces, pages 247–249, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Kaptelinin, V. (2003). Umea: translating interaction histories into project contexts. In CHI ’03: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, pages 353–360, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Nardi, B. A., Whittaker, S., Isaacs, E., Creech, M., Johnson, J., and Hainsworth, J. (2002). Integrating communication and information through contactmap. Commun. ACM, 45(4):89–95.
  • Rekimoto, J. (1999). Time-machine computing: a time-centric approach for the information environment. In UIST ’99: Proceedings of the 12th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, pages 45–54, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.
  • Smale, S. and Greenberg, S. (2006). Transient life: collecting and sharing personal information. In OZCHI ’06: Proceedings of the 20th conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction: design: activities, artefacts and environments, pages 31–38, New York, NY, USA. ACM Press.

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