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From Buddyspace to CitiTag: Large-scale Symbolic Presence for Community Building and Spontaneous Play

Vogiazou, Yanna; Eisenstadt, Marc; Dzbor, Martin and Komzak, Jiri (2005). From Buddyspace to CitiTag: Large-scale Symbolic Presence for Community Building and Spontaneous Play. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 13-17 March 2005, Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA, ACM.

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In this paper we discuss the conceptual framework and principles that guide our work in the design of large-scale informal environments for collaborative work, learning and play, aiming to foster social bonds and to provide an exciting testbed for emergent social behaviours. We present three different applications we have developed: Buddyspace, an Instant Messaging environment for community building, BumperCars, an online presence-based multiplayer game and CitiTag, an experimental wireless mixed reality game.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: ISBN 1-58113-964-0
Keywords: Social computing; emergent behaviour; instant messaging; presence; play; mixed reality games
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 6203
Depositing User: Marc Eisenstadt
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 01:00
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