Telemurals: linking remote spaces with social catalysts

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Telemurals: linking remote spaces with social catalysts
ls is an abstract audio-video installation that seeks to initiate and sustain interaction between and within two remote spaces. Our goal is to improve the social aspects of casual mediated communications by incorporating events into the design of the communication medium that encourage people to engage in interaction when they otherwise would not. We call these events social catalysts, for they encourage people to initiate and sustain interaction. In this paper we discuss the design process and goals of our first Telemurals link between two public spaces, the building of Telemurals, and an ethnographic study describing how the system affected interaction between and within these two spaces based on the theories discussed in this paper. Categories & Subject Descriptors: H.5.3 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Group and Organization Interfaces --- synchronous interaction, collaborative computing; H.4.3 [Information Systems Applications]: Communications Applications --- comp...
Karrie Karahalios, Judith S. Donath
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CHI
Authors Karrie Karahalios, Judith S. Donath
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