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dc.contributor.authorJarvenpaa, Sirkka
dc.contributor.authorStandaert, Willem
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-15T10:26:41Z
dc.date.available2018-11-15T10:26:41Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1536-9323
dc.identifier.doi10.17705/1jais.00516
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/6032
dc.description.abstractThe information systems research on generativity promises unprompted, innovative inputs from uncoordinated audiences, whose participation with heterogeneous technological resources generates diverse outputs and opens new possibilities. The question is how to perpetuate the openness on which the outputs of generativity rely. We advance, as a potential mechanism of generativity, the concept of digital probes, which leverage human and technological resources in hybrid digital and physical environments. The aesthetically rich probes challenge values, identities, and practices, cultivating emotional tensions that can reveal previously unexplored and unimagined possibilities, resulting in novel ideas, thoughts, and expressions. The new possibilities reveal what is hidden; reconfigure practices; cross-appropriate technological and social resources; and thereby further expand what can be experienced, viewed, and imagined. Further, the new possibilities draw new actors that again view things differently and seek different experiences, thus fueling emotional tensions that in turn open new possibilities, without settling them. We illustrate digital probes and their effects at Formula E. Formula E is a new motorsports venture that leveraged eSports, social media, crowdsourcing, and driverless cars in digital probes to reveal and examine previously unimagined possibilities of what the world of motorsport could be in the digital era. We end by exploring future research directions.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAssociation for Information Systems
dc.subjectDigital Probes
dc.subjectGenerativity
dc.subjectDigital Technologies
dc.subjectEmotional Tensions
dc.subjectFormula E
dc.titleDigital probes as opening possibilities of generativity
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Association for Information Systems
dc.source.volume19
dc.source.issue10
dc.source.beginpage982
dc.source.endpage1000
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Texas, Austin
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factor
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentMKT
dc.identifier.vperid122380


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