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Urbanhermes: social signaling with electronic fashion

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Urbanhermes: social signaling with electronic fashion
Fashion signals are displayed to indicate access to information. Consistent, timely, and meaningful signal displays are only made possible if one is well-connected. While fashion is typically associated with clothing or personal objects, fashion can also transpire within the domain of electronic media. Idea-based fashions flourish on online communities centered on weblogs or discussion lists, where a concept emerges, diffuses throughout the virtual network, and fades as soon as something newer materializes. While production / disposal tactics of material-based fashions limit the signal refresh rate, an absence of materiality enables electronic fashions to cycle as quickly as the flow of information. We present the design of urbanhermes as a communicative accessory that integrates the fresh, dynamic, fluid nature of electronicbased fashion signals within the tactile, face-to-face environment of a physical space. This paper presents the prototype and design discussion within the framewo...
Christine M. Liu, Judith S. Donath
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CHI
Authors Christine M. Liu, Judith S. Donath
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