Greg Hearn

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2009) and found it to provide a timely discussion of how action research methodology can be integrated into the exploration, development, and application of today's new media. I found this text to be both relevant to my own research interests around the use of action research to better understand and inform my own efforts in providing access to and creation(More)
Urbanely nomadic residents are increasingly forgoing the potential of locale based serendipitous encounters in favour of digitally mediated interactions within their walled garden of existing social networks. This limits a sense of community in urban neighbourhoods to members of one's social network, but what of interactions with those outside of these(More)
The majority of the world's citizens now live in cities. Although urban planning can thus be thought of as a field with significant ramifications on the human condition, many practitioners feel that it has reached the crossroads in thought leadership between traditional practice and a new, more participatory and open approach. Conventional ways to engage(More)
This workshop proposes to explore new approaches to cultivate and support sustainable food culture in urban environments via human computer interaction design and ubiquitous technologies. Food is a challenging issue in urban contexts: while food consumption decisions are made many times a day, most food interaction for urbanites occurs based on convenience(More)
Some commentators question the meaningfulness of the term knowledge economy: in what sense is the dependence on knowledge unique to the current era? It could be argued that societies have always depended on knowledge to build their economies, and that the current era is no different in this regard. However, there are four features of modern economies that(More)
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