Jamie Lawrence

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Although the strongest social relationships feature most prominently in our lives, we also maintain a multitude of much weaker connections: the distant colleagues that we share a coffee with in the afternoon; the waitress at a our regular sandwich bar; or the ‘familiar stranger’ we meet each morning on the way to work. These are all examples of weak(More)
This paper provides an overview of the work currently underway at Media Lab Europe to enable an existing, open-source, FIPAcompliant agent platform with the ability to operate in an ad-hoc environment. The motivations for using agents in ad-hoc networks and the requirements this places on an agent platform are discussed. A mechanism for discovering(More)
Our urban cities are traditionally places of anonymity: places where 'no one knows your name'. Such conurbations provide a wider choice of people with whom we can choose to be acquainted and consequently, as the locus of our social life moves away from the neighbourhood, we lose the connections necessary to disseminate local news, raise issues and gauge(More)
Not all human–computer interactions are directly derived from the concious intention of a user. There are a class of interactions which occur as a side effect of the user’s current goals but which nevertheless, provide a useful modality for interacting with mobile applications. This paper discusses the use of these ‘incidental interactions’ in mobile(More)
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