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Pervasive Computing in Time and Space: the Culture and Context of ‘Place’ Integration


DOI: 10.1109/IE.2011.65

Sally A. Applin and Michael D. Fischer. 2011. Pervasive Computing in Time and Space: The Culture and Context of 'Place' Integration. In Proceedings of the 2011 Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE '11). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 285-293.

p.2: In his book, non-places, introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity, Marc Augé writes:

The word “non-place” designates two complementary but distinct realities: spaces formed in relation to certain ends (transport, transit, commerce, leisure), and the relaends (transport, transit, commerce, leisure), and the relations that individuals have with these spaces. Although the two sets of relations overlap to a large extent, and in an case officially (individuals travel, make purchases, relax), they are still not confused with one another; for non-places mediate a whole mass of relations, with the self and with others, which are only indirectly connected with their purposes. As anthropological places create the organically social, so non-places create solitary contractuality [1:94].

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p.4: In developing pervasive technologies, trying to map the Internet to the real world is a complex process. As people use Internet, they are increasingly mixing their online nonplace' behavior with their real life 'place' behavior. This has resulted in new forms of behavior transference that include detachment, impatience, fixed linear knowledge, and an expectation that other people will respond with not only the depth of data of a computer connected to the Internet, but also with its immediacy. -- Highlighted mar 11, 2014

p.4: This is evidence of 'real world' mapping to the Internet and may explain the rapid growth and popularity of 'Social Computing', as humans carve out spaces for their cultures within software frameworks. -- Highlighted mar 11, 2014

p.5: In the asynchronous nature of social computing, time has become a threshold or window rather than a 'moment to moment', conception. The shift from the synchronous oral comment', conception. The shift from the synchronous oral communication used during most of human history to asynchronous Internet communications is rapidly underway. Humans have more asynchronous capabilities on the Internet and seem to be using them. This has impacted how people conceive and experience the nature of time. Time has become more personalized, and each person’s experience of time has become paramount. -- Highlighted mar 11, 2014