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Jukola: democratic music choice in a public space

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Jukola: democratic music choice in a public space
Jukola is an interactive MP3 Jukebox device designed to allow a group of people in a public space to democratically choose the music being played. A public display is used to nominate songs which are subsequently voted on by people in the bar using networked wireless handheld devices. Local bands and artists can also upload their own MP3s to the device over the Web. The paper presents a field trial of the system in a local café bar. As well as the value in affording a democratic musical outcome, more importantly the whole process of voting and choice created a rich source of social value and interaction in the form of discussions around music, playful competition, identity management and sense of community. KEYWORDS Music, voting, public space, jukebox, field work, MP3, handheld, public display, identity, collaborative choice, competition, game play, café-bar, ubiquitous computing, wireless network, community
Kenton O'Hara, Matthew Lipson, Marcel Jansen, Axel
Added 30 Jun 2010
Updated 30 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where ACMDIS
Authors Kenton O'Hara, Matthew Lipson, Marcel Jansen, Axel Unger, Huw Jeffries, Peter Macer
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