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Malcolm McCullough: Situated Technologies Too
Mobile communication applications can increase participation in locales. In the what is now called “augmented city,” the dynamics of socially-produced cultural tagging need not be reduced to wayshowing. Fixed accumulations of information often complement mobile technology in this regard. Locative media often increase the importance of others but sometimes make it ambiguous who is a user. At a cognitive level, the workings of attention suggest much more technological emphasis on context. This talk thus invites a broad perspective on embodiment, architecture and the city as complementary counterparts to the fascinations of the personal handheld device.
Malcolm McCullough studies tacit knowledge in media environments. His books Abstracting Craft (1996) and Digital Ground (2004) both became standards on human-centered design practices. McCullough teaches architecture and information design at the University of Michigan, and has previously served on the faculty at Harvard and Carnegie Mellon. Thirty years ago he was a pioneer in digital media at Autodesk. In the last decade he has given invited talks in a dozen countries. Currently he is writing a book about ambient information.
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