Private Reveries, Public Spaces is developed under SoMa's Species of
Spaces research theme. As a series of experiments in developing new
ways of thinking about the social and cultural impact of converging
technologies it is a starting point for further investigations.
URBAN TAPESTRIES (2002-2004)
Urban Tapestries developed out of the research Proboscis conducted during
the first stage of PRPS. Its is a framework for understanding the social,
cultural, economic and political implications of pervasive location-based
mobile and wireless systems. To investigate these issues, we are building
an experimental location-based wireless platform to allow users to access
and author location-specific content (text, audio, pictures and movies).
It is a forum for exploring and sharing experience and knowledge, for
leaving and annotating ephemeral traces of peoples’ presence in
the geography of the city.
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PRPS2: SOCIAL TAPESTRIES – CITIZENSHIP & PUBLIC LIFE
From April 2004 Proboscis will be extending and developing its investigations
into the themes first explored during the first stage of PRPS. Using
the Urban tapestries platform as a test-bed, we will begin to explore
more deeply the social, political and cultural uses that pervasive mobile
and wireless networks will have on culture and society. Proboscis will
collaborate with NGOs and Civil Society organisatiosn to design and
implement a series of experimental uses of public authoring systems
for social action and development.
Private Reveries, Public Spaces Book
Proboscis will publish a book exploring the contexts and implications
of how information and communications technologies affect the way individuals
behave in public spaces at the conclusion of the PRPS series of experiments
and investigations in Spring 2006.
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