CHI 2007 workshop about "Imaging the City"
Imaging the City: Exploring the Practices & Technologies of Representing the Urban Environment in Human-Computer Interaction is a CHI 2007 workshop that quite fits with my research interests.
The aim of the workshop is compelling:
This one-day workshop will explore the practices and technologies of imaging the urban environment, bringing together an interdisciplinary array of designers, HCI experts, urban planners and technologists to investigate such issues as: How do we represent the city in HCI, and how do these representations inform HCI research and practice? What kinds of technological devices, services, and platforms support imaging the city now and might be created in the near future? How are and might these new representations of the city and urban imaging technologies be used for social and political ends? What new methods are required for developing technologies that image the city in new ways? What can we learn from the urban experience to design stronger representations and interfaces within HCI research and practice?
It's targetted to HCI practitioners, architects, visualization specialists, urban planners, futurists and artists. Why do I blog this? I am interested in this topic, with regards to the aggregation/visualization of traces in space, as well as the representation of information flows... maybe as a way to show the intersection between 1st life (the physical world) and 2nd life (a virtual world).