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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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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