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The Space is the Message

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Jenna Ng

on 19 July 2011

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Transcript of The Space is the Message

The Space is the Message: mediating spaces through augmented realities Console-ing Passions Conference 21-23 July 2011, Adelaide, Australia Jenna Ng University of Cambridge Augmented Reality Why settle for reality when you can augment it? Argument 1. Assimilation 2. Flux Combination and accommodation,
rather than separations, disconnections and boundary-drawing Invoked, rather than entered into
Flow, flux, change Production of space Augmented Reality Space 1. Layers To gather, to put together, to construct To scatter, to disseminate, to destroy (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Charlotte Perkin Gilman, The Man-Made World: or; Our Androcentric Culture 2. Discovery 2. Knowability 1. It is not an obstacle course "...even if the user is ‘just exploring’, the resulting information in AR systems is quite specific, with meaning assigned to particular locations and information provided that can serve as incentives to act... Through the lens of the AR-activated device, there is no such thing as an innocent gaze: the act of gazing and the views consequently seen are transformed into a process of signification as images are laden with particular meanings.”

- William Urrichio Performativity Unheimlich? Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) Between-ness
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