The Future Airport: Experiments and Innovative Technologies

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  • Helene Ilkjær
Zooming in on the micro-processes involved in developing and user
testing new technologies for airports, this article works with the notion of
experiments as a way to understand iterative practices and future
(re)orientations. In doing so, I aim to think through experiences and
experiments with applied anthropology and corporate ethnography
within a dialogic framework of 1) current airport industry efforts of revisioning
stakeholder collaboration and airport re-branding and 2) the
attempts of a Danish start-up company to create market disruption
through innovative technology development. Although the experiments
take place at different scales and are performed in different ways, I
contend that they must be considered within a common frame in order to
tease out their interconnectedness, particularly with regards to
experimental confines and motivations. Based on some relatively raw
case material, this article unfolds the different layers of experiments and
the underlying assumptions that they make apparent.
TidsskriftJournal of Business Anthropology
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)86-107
StatusUdgivet - 1 maj 2019

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