<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7842</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Chalmers,M.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2004</YEAR><TITLE>Space/Place Reconsidered</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proc. 2nd Workshop on Space and Spatiality, Napier University, December 2004 </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Chalmers:2004:7842</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Equator</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT> This paper focuses on conceptions of space and media, and how we often conceive of space as a medium that stands as an absolute, above or apart from other media. It is this usually implicit assumption that lets us talk of virtual ‘worlds’ and of working or even living in an information ‘space’. I’d like to present an opposing view, which treats space as merely one medium among the many used in everyday life, and space as relative i.e. only meaningful in and through its relationships to other spaces and other symbols used in human experience. I’ll outline this view, and use it to critique a conceptual treatment of space well–known within HCI and CSCW, the space/place distinction of (Harrison & Dourish 1996). The view is based on experience with information visualisation, collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) and ubiquitous computing systems, as well as some borrowing of structuralist linguistics and semiotics, and philosophical hermeneutics. </ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>