Local Area Artworks: Collaborative Art Interpretation On-Site

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In this paper we present Local Area Artworks, a system enabling collaborative art interpretation on-site deployed during an exhibition in a local art gallery. Through the system, we explore ways to re-connect people to the local place by making use of their personal mobile devices as interfaces to the shared physical space. We do this by re-emphasizing the local characteristics of wireless networks over the global connectivity to the Internet. With a collaborative writing system in a semi-public place, we encourage local art discussions and provide a platform for the public to actively participate in interpretations of individual artworks. Our preliminary findings suggest that people were (to our surprise) not questioning the inner workings of our system. Through engaging with the system, individuals felt being part of the exhibition. However, no coherent piece of text emerged during the runtime of the exhibition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp '13 Adjunct
Editors Friedemann Mattern , Silvia Santini
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2013
Pages79-82
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2215-7
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

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ConferenceThe 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
LandSwitzerland
ByZurich
Periode08/09/201312/09/2013

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