Foster the "mores", counter the "limits"

  • Xinning Gui
  • Bonnie Nardi

Abstract

This paper reports an ethnographic study of an environmental volunteer organization in Mincheng, China and the Transition Town movement in Totnes, U.K. We examine limits that affected local sustainable activities, and how people attempted to counter the limits. Our use of the term “limits” is a little different than “limits on computing” but pertinent to the larger issues.

Author Biographies

Xinning Gui
Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Informatics, School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine
Bonnie Nardi
Professor in the Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine
Published
2015-07-31
How to Cite
Gui, X., & Nardi, B. (2015). Foster the "mores", counter the "limits". First Monday, 20(8). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v20i8.6121