Using media facades to engage social interaction
Sven Gehring; Antonio Krüger
In: Adjunct Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquituous Computing. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp-12), 14th, September 5-8, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, ACM, 2012.
Media fa├žades in urban spaces offer great potential for new forms of collaborative multi-user interaction. Beyond interaction, they also allow for connecting people and for triggering social interaction between the different users. We report on our experiences of how simultaneous interaction with a media fa├žade at-a-distance can engage social offline interaction between users. We built an application that allows for simultaneous painting on a fa├žade, and gathered informal feedback during the ARS Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.