<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7742</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Chalmers,M.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2004</YEAR><TITLE>Equator: Mixing Media and Showing Seams</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proc. Interaction Homme-Machine (IHM), Namur, Belgium </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Chalmers:2004:7742</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Equator</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>The Equator interdisciplinary research collaboration has been exploring the combination of media such as mobile devices and collaborative virtual environments. We have built collaborative systems for a number of application areas including cultural heritage and tourism, performance, games, medical monitoring and environmental science. These systems have generally involved online visitors to a building or the city streets interacting with on-site visitors to the building or the streets. Sometimes the people online, using new media, are also on-site, using old media. Overall, Equator explores the interconnection and interweaving of activity in heterogeneous media which are usually treated in an isolated way. A number of higher-level design concepts have either motivated this work, or have arisen from experimentation with and evaluation of such systems. In this talk I offer my perspective on Equator's approach to ubicomp and HCI, giving examples of system designs, user experiences and conceptual work, and how they too are interconnected and interwoven in our research. </ABSTRACT><NOTES>Abstract for keynote talk</NOTES></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>