Emergent Distributed Narratives in Spatiotemporal Mobility: An Exploratory Study on Mobile 2.0 Services
Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
While experiencing space and time at a destination, tourists interact with people and artifacts to create meaning and sense of their experiences. Narratives are the ways in which they communicate, recall and enact the lived experiences of travel. This study deconstructs elements of tourists' narratives to provide insights about the narrativistic attitudes of tourists and conceptualize the framework of private and public narratives. Three basic types of spatiotemporal narratives were identified, along with three elements of narratives. These basic types and elements of spatiotemporal narratives involve interactions and imply different devices and infrastructures. Based on the concept of emergent distributed narratives, this study provides a scenario for future mobile 2.0 service developments.
T. Saari, D. R. Fesenmaier, Y. Yoo, I. P. Tussyadiah and I. Tj?stheim, "Emergent Distributed Narratives in Spatiotemporal Mobility: An Exploratory Study on Mobile 2.0 Services," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 85.