[NetBehaviour] Imaging the City: Call for Participation.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Jan 3 19:12:29 CET 2007
Imaging the City: Exploring the Practices & Technologies of Representing
the Urban Environment in Human-Computer Interaction.
Call for Participation:
Recent technological developments mark the city as a central and perhaps
special space for human-computer interaction research and practice.
Visions of ubiquitous computing, the resonance of the ‘urban probe’, and
the proliferation of interactive mapping services speak to the
significance of the urban landscape to studies of Human-Computer
Interaction. But such visions and technologies require, produce and
reproduce images of urban space that influence what these systems, and
our interactions with them, are and might be. Developing and employing
technologies for the urban environment requires visualization techniques
that both reflect and challenge how we image, and consequently imagine,
This one-day workshop will explore the practices and technologies of
imaging the urban environment, bringing together an interdisciplinary
array of designers, HCI experts, urban planners and technologists to
investigate such issues as:
* How do we represent the city in HCI, and how do these representations
inform HCI research and practice?
* What kinds of technological devices, services, and platforms support
imaging the city now and might be created in the near future?
* How are and might these new representations of the city and urban
imaging technologies be used for social and political ends?
* What new methods are required for developing technologies that image
the city in new ways?
* What can we learn from the urban experience to design stronger
representations and interfaces within HCI research and practice?
We welcome position papers from HCI practitioners, architects,
visualization specialists, urban planners, futurists and artists. Sample
topics might include:
* Novel design and use of interactive mapping technologies
* ‘Mashups’ and other user-driven combinations of imaging, information
and location-based technologies and services
* Urban surveillance technologies: their uses, abuses and implications
* Urban environmental sensing: the social, technical and visualization
* The design and design implications of GPS-enabled/location-aware devices
* Flickr photosharing, photoblogs and the geo-coding of images
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