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June 14, 2005

Children, Play and Locative Media

A one-day seminar on children's use of mobile and locative media in their outdoor environment

Monday 18th July 2005

At Hewlett Packard Research Labs, Bristol

Organised by Mobile Bristol & Community Information Systems Centre UWE

Cost £20 includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited to 40 people

Purpose of the day: To bring together those working or interested in projects working with children and locative media, to share experiences and discuss future directions & issues. This seminar will include presentations on existing projects (A New Sense of Place? & Mudlarking) as well as opportunities for discussion and networking.

Participants are asked to submit a 200 word introduction to themselves and their interest in this area when booking. Suggestions for other themes for discussion are also welcome.


10.00 Welcome
Constance Fleuriot, Mobile Bristol & Morris Williams, CISC

10.15 Geographies of Childhood and the Impacts of Technology
Owain Jones, University of Exeter

10.30 Presentations (20 minutes each)
A New Sense of Place - locating soundscapes in a school grounds: Constance Fleuriot
Self mapping - children authoring place: Lucy Wood (OS)

11.10 Coffee

11.30 Mudlarking - an exploration of Deptford Creek: Dan Sutch (NESTAfuturelab)
Reactive/Active Playground Project at the MIT Media Lab: Susanne Seitinger (MIT)

12.20 Group Discussion on questions/issues raised by presentations (new themes may be added to the afternoon interest groups) chaired by Morris Williams

13.00 Lunch

13.30 Interest Groups - suggestions for smaller discussion groups
* Impact of technologies on children's spatial practice
* Social Geographies & Mapping - interface issues
* Space for Play - playgrounds and the wider environment
* Demo of hands-on build with Mobile Bristol software

3.00 Coffee
3.30 Wrap up interest groups
4.00 Give feedback from groups
4.45 Closing Remarks

5.00 Depart

For further information please email: nsop@mobilebristol.com

Booking form
Please enclose a cheque for £20 (payable to Hewlett Packard Limited) with your booking. Receipts will be available on the day

Contact email
Contact phone number
200 words on self & area of interest

Posted by jason at June 14, 2005 07:48 AM


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