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Public (Transport) Space


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A presentation from 2001 for the Interactive Media in Public spaces module for the MA in Interactive Media at the University of Limerick.

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Public (Transport) Space

  1. 1. <ul>Public (Transport) Space </ul>Kieran Nolan – May 2002 – MA in Interactive Media, University of Limerick
  2. 2. <ul>Thought process… On the bus... Started thinking about the time I spend on them Dublin to Virginia ( mon-fri for 6 months) 8 0km x 2 x 5 x 4 x 6 = 1 9,200kms 6hrs x 5 x 4 x 6 = 720 hrs = 30 days </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>Bus as a public space Unwritten e tiquette of public transport : . People generally keep to themselves . Contemplation . Isolation </ul>
  4. 4. <ul>Modular Bus Private space (car) Becoming part of a public communal space (bus) </ul>
  5. 5. <ul>Circular Bus Seating in a circular arrangement </ul>
  6. 6. <ul>Use multimedia technology to somehow f ree up the confined, caged passenger into a virtual environment for the commute ... Social Or Escapist </ul>
  7. 7. <ul>Use of video games on aircrafts Applying ideas from this onto buses but also using it to reconnect the isolated commuter or to help people on the same bus communicate. </ul><ul> </ul><ul>                                                   </ul>
  8. 8. <ul>Terminals . Allowing a view out all windows . Access to relevant info (walled garden) . Access email . Info on bus services . News service . Multiplayer games . Views out the bus from several camera angles </ul>
  9. 9. <ul>VR on the bus . Visual/auditory i mmersion into a v r world . Virtual Theatre . Sudden switch of environments could be disorientating </ul><ul>                       </ul>
  10. 10. <ul>Screens and control devices 53 seats in a standard coach Problems: Cost from maintenance Bus vandalism </ul>
  11. 11. <ul>Literacy . Arguments against constant television . Bus an environment best suited to reading Listening to a walkman on a bus = sound of bus engine + traffic outside + plus walkman cranked up to high volume = deafness </ul>
  12. 12. <ul>Network access point: Provide network access points that the user could plug a p . d . a . or next gen mobile device into   Provide an e-book service purchase service on the bus… buy e-book by entering mobile phone number, the book is then downloaded onto the phone/mobile device and cost entered into the users phone bill. </ul>
  13. 13. <ul>War Driving: wireless network providers e.g. </ul><ul>http://www. theregister .co. uk /content/8/17976.html </ul><ul> </ul>
  14. 14. <ul>Bus fleet could act as mobile nodes for wireless network Bus stops and shelters would act as transmitters   People transport network becomes people and data transport network Mobile data, giving greater mobility to our thoughts </ul>
  15. 15. <ul>Pin Art on a large scale </ul>
  16. 16. <ul>Starting point: Staring at the buildings on the UL campus </ul>
  17. 17. <ul>What I noticed: . Big walls . Glass . Bricks! </ul>
  18. 18. <ul>http://www. officeplayground .com/ opg / pinart .html </ul><ul>“ Pin Art is big time fun! Pin Art will help you make countless patterns instead of working. Spell your name or imprint your nose. Heck, you can even imprint someone else's nose (always get approval prior to imprinting other noses). The Pin Art is a long established classic desk toy. Are you ready for stress free amusement? Come and get it. ” </ul>
  19. 19. <ul>Satisfaction from reshaping objects in three dimensional space . Tactile feedback . “feels constructive” </ul>
  20. 20. <ul>Pin Art on a giant scale Pins would be mirrored by the movement of giant pillars (either holographic or physical) on the side of a building or even floating in the air. </ul>
  21. 21. <ul>3d holographs Rebuilding of the Bamiyan Buddhas </ul><ul>http://www. lightwatcher .com/home/articles_ lightbyte /rebuilding_ buddha .html </ul><ul> </ul>
  22. 22. <ul> holographicprojection .html </ul><ul>Holograms Pros . Cost effective (compared to hydraulics) . Easy to modify output Cons . Dependent on lighting conditions . only be possible at night </ul>
  23. 23. <ul> holographicprojection .html </ul><ul>Hydraulics Pros . Tangible Cons . Expensive . Part of building rather than an add on </ul>
  24. 24. <ul>Perhaps the whole building could be rearranged instead of just a side wall (though might cause discomfort to the occupants) </ul>