Why place? We are always en-placed How do people interact with and experience technology that is connected to the environment they inhabit? How do we bring all these aspects of experience together, the physical and the digital ?
“ the scene of an experience of relations with the world” (Auge’, 1995)
“ To live in a place means to experience it, to be aware of it in the bones as well as in the head . Place, at all scales from the armchair to the nation, is a construct of experience; it is sustained not only by timber, concrete, and highways, but also by the quality of human awareness ” (Yi-Fu Tuan, 1975)
Change its physical features by means of new materials for handling, visual and auditory information displays;
Affecting personal experience through providing the possibility for new activities and modifying existing ones, evoking individual responses and memories;
Engendering and supporting new chances for social interaction , communication and collaboration;
- Impact culturally influenced qualities of an environment or even change them to some extent.
Let’s start with an exercise Think of you own experience of Limerick as a place with a digital cloud Draw a map of an experience of Limerick that connects the physical and the digital city Think of how it has affected you personally, culturally, socially and physically Share with everyone