Dorothy Rachovides

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Mobile imaging and digital storytelling currently support a growing practice of multimedia communication in the West. In this paper we describe a project which explores their benefit in the East, to support non-textual information sharing in an Indian village. Local audiovisual story creation and sharing activities were carried out in a one month trial,(More)
The <i>StoryBank</i> project is examining technologies and practices to allow digitally impoverished communities to take part in the user-generated content revolution. The approach involves combining mobile phones to create audio-visual stories and a touch screen display situated in a community meeting place. This paper discusses the design, evaluation and(More)
Leisure and entertainment-based computing has been traditionally associated with interactive entertainment media and game playing, yet the forms of engagement offered by these technologies only support a small part of how we act when we are at leisure. In this paper, we move away from the paradigm of leisure technology as computer-based entertainment(More)
We report on the development of a multimodal communications system in the home, involving a networked arrangement of heterogeneous communications technologies centred on shared ‘hub’ displays. The prototype has integrated SMS and MMS messaging, remote and local voice messaging, video messaging, ‘scribble’ notes, camera image downloading, as well as a number(More)
Leisure computing has been traditional associated with interactive entertainment media and game playing, yet despite the penetration of computing into the home, this form of engagement only comprises a small part of how we act when we are at leisure. In this paper, we move away from the paradigm of leisure technology as computer-based entertainment(More)
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