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Urban Social Tapestries
October-December 2008 (vol. 7 no. 4)
pp. 44-51
Alice Angus, Proboscis
Dikaios Papadogkonas, Birkbeck College, University of London
George Papamarkos, Birkbeck College, University of London
George Roussos, Birkbeck College, University of London
Giles Lane, Proboscis
Karen Martin, Proboscis
Nick West, Proboscis
Sarah Thelwall, Proboscis
Zoetanya Sujon, London School of Economics
Roger Silverstone, London School of Economics
Urban Tapestries is an exploration into the potential costs and benefits of public authoring, that is, mapping and sharing of local knowledge using pervasive user-generated media. The aim of this investigation is to reveal the potential of pervasive computing to create and support relationships that extend beyond established social and cultural boundaries and enable the development of new practices based around place, identity and community. In this paper, we report on the work carried out within UT since its inception in 2002 discussing all relevant aspects from its background, approach and its technical development. We also identify the main findings of this work related to the use of pervasive computing to support pervasive user-generated content and identify some of the main questions that require further investigation.

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Index Terms:
Ubiquitous computing, Mobile Computing, Communication/Networking and Information, Technology, Human- centered computing
Alice Angus, Dikaios Papadogkonas, George Papamarkos, George Roussos, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Nick West, Sarah Thelwall, Zoetanya Sujon, Roger Silverstone, "Urban Social Tapestries," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 44-51, Oct.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2008.84
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