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Crowd-based events are generating new forms of crowd-based performative interaction. Nightclubs and festivals are at the cutting edge of crowd-based interaction with ubiquitous computing. The social capital of crowd-based interaction is not well understood and is usually limited to one-off events. Our intention is to explore the possibility for generating a(More)
The Robotic Feral Public Authoring (RFPA) project seeks to combine low-cost robotics with geo-annotation in an innovative way for a novel approach to galvanising social activism on a local level around environmental issues. Adapting commercially available toy robots and remotely controlled vehicles with a variety of sensors and uploading the readings to a(More)
Urban tapestries (UT) is an exploration into the potential costs and benefits of public authoring, that is, mapping and sharing local knowledge, memories, stories, sensed information, and experiences. It aims to reveal the potential of pervasive computing to create and support relationships that surpass established social and cultural boundaries and enable(More)
We perceive just a tiny proportion of the phenomena that surround us everyday. Sensory Threads is a technologically mediated collective sensing expedition which allows people to explore imperceptible phenomena in the world around them. We present a description of the technical system and reflect on our design decisions. Key questions we are concerned with(More)
This paper aims to raise awareness in the community of AmI researchers by attempting to provide a comprehensive overview of issues that relate to the current AmI HCI research. AmI vision and the end users Ami vision highlights that computers will be everywhere (in objects of various sizes, from keys to cars, to buildings). These computers will be invisibly(More)
Pervasive computing technology enables social mapping and sharing of local knowledge to create relationships beyond established social and cultural boundaries; it also enables the development of new practices around place, identity, and community. For more than a decade, the authors have explored the potential costs and benefits of using pervasive computing(More)
Urban Tapestries (UT) is a spatial annotation system allowing participants to contribute text, images, video and audio that are geo-tagged and positioned over a graphical street map of London; but even more than this it is about describing relationships to people, places and things. This ‘experimental software platform for knowledge mapping and sharing’ [1](More)
This paper explores the challenges around fair information access when the limits of human attention require algorithmic assistance for 'finding the diamond in the coal mountain'. While often demanded by users, the seemingly intuitive concept of fairness has proven to be very difficult to operationalise for implementation in algorithms. Here we present two(More)
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