GeoPact

Ella Tallyn, Joe Revans, Evan Morgan, Dave Murray-Rust
2020 Proceedings of the 2020 ACM on Designing Interactive Systems Conference  
This paper presents GeoPact, an assembly of technological objects that materialises location-aware smart contracts using internet of things and digital ledger technologies. Such contracts may facilitate the creation of distributed systems and services for transport and logistics that are locally constructed and adaptable, thus supporting specific community needs and sustainable objectives. However the technological infrastructures that underpin these systems are complex, making it difficult to
more » ... ngage publics in design processes. GeoPact grounds infrastructure in relatable physical activities, that are linked with holistic views of the system, and creates new experiences for public engagement. In these activities participants were invited to roleplay as couriers, and to progress through delivery scenarios which were governed by smart contracts. Participants and spectators were then encouraged to discuss their reactions, concerns and ideas. This paper illustrates the GeoPact assembly and reflects on our engagement activities.
doi:10.1145/3357236.3395583 dblp:conf/ACMdis/TallynRMM20 fatcat:ns3wwbcftffp7ocv4snxlol6oa