Peter Bates

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The goal of the Touring Machine project is to provide a reliable and extensible software platform that supports independently-developed distributed multimedia applications. The project includes an experimental testbed composed of a network of desktop video and audio devices controlled via user workstations. Touring Machine is more than a research testbed;(More)
  • Marc Cowling, Peter Bates, Nick Jagger, Gordon Murray SOBE
  • 2008
Copyright in the typographical arrangement and design rests with the crown. This publication may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided that it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright with the title and source of the publication specified. The views expressed(More)
The Touring Machine project comprises a series of systems experiments that address key technica l questions important to realizing a public communications infrastructure in support of multimedi a applications. One of the major design objectives is to create a software infrastructure tha t investigates potential uses of modern distributed-computing paradigms(More)
Both social capital and social inclusion have emerged as significant concepts for human services in the last decade and yet their interrelationship remains largely unexplored. This article argues that, whilst they are similar in their vision for a healthy society, they adopt sufficiently different perspectives to stimulate and challenge each other. This can(More)
This paper describes initial conclusions and recommendations of a major global study into the potential use of the various interactive TV solutions for increasing learning opportunities in the home. It describes why it is increasingly important for policy and decision makers to consider the role that interactive TV might have for learning – if they are to(More)
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