The 'Memory Space' and 'The Conference': Exploring Future Uses of Web2.0 and Mobile Internet through Design Interventions

Pierson Et al (eds) (2011) New Media technologies and User Empowerment. Frankfurt: Peter Lang

19 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2014

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James K Stewart

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh; European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

Mark Wright

University of Edinburgh

Penny Travlou

University of Edinburgh

Henrik Ekeus

University of Edinburgh

Richard Coyne

University of Edinburgh

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

New digital media offers many opportunities to record, organise and review our activities, communications and thoughts. Much of this activity is conceived of in terms of “real-time” communication, or abstract, disembodied information access. It is becoming clear, however, that Web2.0 and personal mobile media also have important implications for collective memory practices.

This chapter describes some of the work of a project, “Branded Meeting Places: Ubiquitous technology for meaningful social encounter in urban spaces”, that explored the changing use of space and place for formal and informal meetings and social encounters, using ideas from practice and theory of branding. The project deployed a “research by design” methodology, and used exploratory studies, and speculative design, and workshops with “user-designers” to create prototype digital games in urban spaces, extensions of social networking systems, and virtual environments using new technologies of space and place.

Keywords: design, space, memory, place, meetings, branding

Suggested Citation

Stewart, James K. and Wright, Mark and Travlou, Penny and Ekeus, Henrik and Coyne, Richard, The 'Memory Space' and 'The Conference': Exploring Future Uses of Web2.0 and Mobile Internet through Design Interventions (2010). Pierson Et al (eds) (2011) New Media technologies and User Empowerment. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2405457

James K. Stewart (Contact Author)

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old Surgeons Hall
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LZ
United Kingdom

European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) ( email )

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Mark Wright

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Penny Travlou

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Henrik Ekeus

University of Edinburgh

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Richard Coyne

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

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