Proboscis SoMa projects urban tapestries
Public Authoring in the Wireless City
Urban Tapestries is a Proboscis project exploring social and cultural uses of the convergence of place and mobile technologies through transdisciplinary research. To help us model emerging social and cultural behaviours we have built an experimental platform that allows people to author and access place-based content (text, audio and pictures). It is a framework for exploring and sharing experience and knowledge, for leaving and annotating ephemeral traces of peoples’ presence in the geography of the city.
The ephermal traces of peoples' presence in the geography of the city, this is what Mana is about, or at least one facet of it in a practical sense. What is important is that we recognize the spatial environment that is emerging around us. We have to realize that we are not only consumers, but contributors as well. Re cog nize...