Garry Beirne

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A basic tenet of "Ubiquitous computing" (Weiser, 1993 [13]) is that technology should be distributed in the environment (ubiquitous), yet invisible, or transparent. In practice, resolving the seeming paradox arising from the joint demands of ubiquity and transparency is less than simple. This paper documents a case study of attempting to do just that. We(More)
rooms — these are just some of the abstractions that the research community have evolved for computer-mediated video communications. Each abstraction implies a particular context for communication, supported by an appropriate User Interface design and set of multimedia services. The success of public telephone services owes much to the simple but powerful(More)
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