<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7471</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Chalmers,M.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2003</YEAR><TITLE>The City Project</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Invited talk at 'Architecture Parallax' conference, Barcelona, Nov. 2003</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Chalmers:2003:7471</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>ubicomp</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>City is a project that explores new forms of interaction for visitors to a museum or city centre, and old concepts about space, media and interpretation. Set within a consortium called Equator (www.equator.ac.uk), our systems bridge or blur the boundaries between locally–specific interaction and remote collaboration, using systems that mix ‘ubiquitous computing’ technology, digital maps, virtual environments and hypermedia. City builds systems that let visitors to a museum or city centre use several different media at the same time, for example a traditional museum exhibition, a VR model of the same exhibition, and a web site for the exhibition, and achieve a feeling of engagement in a single shared visit experience. In other words, the fact that they were using different media in different locations became less important than their discussion and interaction. In theoretical terms, this work explores and applies ideas that have been around for many decades. It was motivated by theoretical work in philosophy and semiology, which addresses the way that different media and different spaces are interwoven by people’s social interaction. The City project explores an understanding of space as linguistic, semiotic or informational — in addition to being founded in bodily orientation and motion. History and culture affect how we move, walk, gesture and gaze, as well as our bodies and senses. Space is performatively constructed by the very expressions and actions that are said to be its results. And, these expressions and actions are not only body motions, gestures and utterances, but also to do with experience, memory and information — including digital information.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>