Is remote the new normal? Reflections on Covid-19, technology, and humankind

in Interactions, Journal article

Abstract

© 2020 ACM. Covid-19 forced governments to urge full or partial lockdown measures to slow the progression of the pandemic. By the end of March, more than 100 countries had "locked down"billions of people. During that time, Yvonne Rogers wrote a series of blog posts on the topic of "remote,"structured around the themes of living, working, numbers, and tracking (the full articles and more posts are available on her website: https:// www.interactiveingredients.com). She asks: Is remote the new normal? As we contemplate when we will all meet again face to face, Rogers helps us reflect on what remote means now for living and working, while also considering fresh ideas on how we plan to slow the pandemic with technology and save lives.