An industrial placement by Pollie Barden. There is an increasing desire for individuals to connect through computer-mediated communication. In particular, there is a growing trend of applications aspiring to support social presence in social and leisure settings. Ultimately the aim is to recreate and re- imagine something everyday, just eating with others, a social communion. Something that is for everyone to be shared with anyone. The study explored the opportunities for social presence around the practices of a dinner party. The results highlight implications for designing social structure as the main contributor to social presence rather than the technology platform.
Telematic Dinner Party Video documentation:
CALIBRATED CUISINE: TELEMATIC DINNER PARTIES
TDP 1 – Disembodied projection – Telenoika and Furtherfield
Latitudinal Cuisine: Alex Haw’s response
Furtherfield: Ruth Catlow’s response
TDP 2 – Mobile-to-Mobile Dinner Party – ITP Camp, NYC and Furtherfield
TDP 3 – A set of four telematic dinner parties at Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK – download PDF of DIS ’12 paper or SIGGRAPH ’12 poster abstract.
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