Media Space Reflecting on 20 Years workshop at CSCW 2006
What happends to "media space" when you have ubiquitous cell-phone cameras, web-cams, iChat, architectural scale displays, the Internet, and globalized work. That's the sort of questions a workshop led by Steve Harrison at CSCW 2006 will try to address.
Since the first media spaces were created in the 1980's, technology has changed and affordable real-time desktop conferencing is a reality. But what happened to the ideas of the media space? While there are ubiquitous cell-phone cameras, web-cams, iChat, architectural scale displays, the Internet, and globalized work, how do these current technologies and collaborative experiences look like and look different than those of a media space? What is the current state of systems that employ socially negotiated control instead of enforcing an established policy? What is the meaning of "awareness" and "presence" today? (...) We particularly seek significant unanswered questions and challenges to current paradigms that further media space research might address. Papers will be peer-reviewed and 15 will be selected. This workshop is inspired by an invitation to submit a book proposal on this topic to Springer's CSCW book series
Why do I blog this? right on spot with my research interests, don't know whether I would have enough time/energy to prepare something but...
Besides, it will certainly be food for thoughts for Alex Pang's "end of cyberspace" discussion.