Roger Silverstone

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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)
This article raises issues concerning popular representations of science, and in particular of scientific controversy, through a caw-study of the treatmnt of food poisoning controversy in a museum exhibition. It is argued that the science that is created for the public is shaped not only by the overt intentions of the exhibition makers but also by(More)
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In one Inner London health district many doctors seemed reluctant to work in health centres. To investigate the reasons, 44 general practitioners in two matched groups were interviewed. Those working in health centres appreciated the advantages of pleasant premises and the presence of a primary health care team. Other doctors believed health centres were(More)
Urban Tapestries provides a mobile location-based platform to connect people with the places they inhabit through their stories, experiences and observations. Currently based on an 802.11b mesh network in the heart of London, ordinary people author their stories of the city and embed them in the places that inspire them. Others who are logged into the(More)