Urban computing and mobile devices: MyCornr
Button, Angela J. (2007) Urban computing and mobile devices: MyCornr. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6(3), pp. 52-57.
MyCornr gives urban residents a personal,
bounded space on the Web where
they can coordinate their online information,
communication, content, and entertainment.
This gives users greater control
over the constant influx of information
and communication that typifies their digital
lives. MyCornr also provides relevant,
filtered local information and avenues for
social networking with proximate communication
MyCornr is a widgetized Web page
with a communications hub that lets users
access multiple communication accounts.
It also provides links to and data from the
user’s local and global social networks,
online content, and entertainment. In
addition, MyCornr has a customizable
information delivery service that provides
access to both local and global information
sources. Users can select syndicated
feeds that meet their needs or design and
share their own feeds with friends.
MyCornr lets users move from a safe,
controlled personal space to the neighborhood
space—and only then to the
sometimes overwhelming global expanse
of the Internet. MyCornr recognizes that
humans exist as individuals, physically
within a place. It values the ability to
access local community social networks
and information sources, thereby transforming
everyday Internet use into an
eminently meaningful experience.
For more information, contact Angela
Button at angela.button@qut.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||This Works in Progress department features 12 urban computing projects that span a range of computing and social areas. The first entry examines how an urban environment could operate as a large-scale, real-time control system. One project focuses on annotating public spaces and sharing the tags with others. Two projects tie together social networking in cyberspace with local urban communities. Two projects examine computing and social interactions in physical spaces. Two entries explore how to combine synthetic and physical views of urban environments. Four entries investigate how we explore urban spaces, interact with technology in those spaces, and create shared community histories. This department is part of a special issue on urban computing.|
|Keywords:||pervasive computing, community informatics, urban computing, urban informatics|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 IEEE|
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|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:55|
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