Challenging Contexts

Contexts have traditionally been well defined things. The roles, places, spaces and environments that we would normally operate in were clearly delineated. Our home life, our friends, our professional life, our private and our public lives were discreet and segregated. The current wave of technology breaks down those walls, and makes a mess of our conceptions. What was contained in one context now bleeds and flows into another – private can easily become public and the line between personal and professional can be blurred.

Some early ideas I was having about context but didn’t really get into my Learning Contexts presentation which I’m revisiting. Especially poignant after reading through Kate Bowles most recent blog post and recent discussions around our networked selves and work.

By Tim Klapdor

Passionate about good design, motivated by the power of media and enchanted by the opportunities of technology.

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