Free Play in Contemplative Ambient Intelligence


This paper introduces free play, a meaning making activity, as a desideratum of social and contemplative ambient intelligence. A contemplative AmI is not focused on easing routine human activities, but through free play and other mechanisms, will encourage humans to engage with each other and the AmI on thinking about and acting on societal issues over long time scales. These ideas are illustrated by the design of an interactive, intelligent art installation about adaptation to climate change. This approach to AmI extends the connotations of AmI along social, spatial, and temporal dimensions.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-25167-2_32

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@inproceedings{Fisher2011FreePI, title={Free Play in Contemplative Ambient Intelligence}, author={Douglas H. Fisher and Mary Lou Maher}, booktitle={AmI}, year={2011} }