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The Figmentum Project: appropriating information and communication technologies to animate our urban fabric

Morgan, Colleen & Polson, Debra (2009) The Figmentum Project: appropriating information and communication technologies to animate our urban fabric. In Foth, Marcus (Ed.) The Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics : The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City. IGI Global.

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Abstract

This paper explores how we may design located information and communication technologies (ICTs) to foster community sentiment. It focuses explicitly on possibilities for ICTs to create new modalities of place through exploring key factors such as shared experiences, shared knowledge and shared authorship. To contextualise this discussion in a real world setting, this paper presents FIGMENTUM, a situated generative art application that was developed for and installed in a new urban development. FIGMENTUM is a non-authoritative, non-service based application that aims to trigger emotional and representational place-based communities. Out of this practice-led research comes a theory and a process for designing creative place-based ICT’s to animate our urban communities.

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ID Code: 26090
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: urban informatics, interface design, social networks, Place Attachment, locative media, community engagement, Imagined Communities, participation, human computer interaction, generative art, social capital
ISBN: 9781605661520
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Information Science Reference, IGI Global
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2009 13:25
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:13

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