Project home page: http://www.dsi.unimi.it/~campiello
The project aims at supporting the dynamical exchange of information and experiences between the Community of People living in Historical Cities of Arts and Culture, their local cultural resources, and foreign visitors. The overall goal is to enable people to interact and co-operate in building a new, richer sense of community based on exchange of knowledge sedimented over the cultural resources.
The two local communities considered in the project, one area of the city of Venezia and the city of Chania in Greece (Crete), have the characteristic to own and maintain a very solid culture and memory linked to their physical territory, while sharing it with people of different cultures coming from all over the world.
The project is aimed at creating new tools, technologies and solutions to enhance the overlap and the exchange of the permanent, static, deep-rooted local culture with the foreign and temporary traces of people with different cultures within the local physical environment.
The project will define and implement an interaction medium supporting the information flow among the communities of cultural managers, visitors and local residents.
The project is based on innovative interaction technologies such as ubiquitous computing technologies (electronic whiteboards such as LiveBoards, multi-function devices for printing, scanning and copying), paper based interfaces (intelligent bar-codes, glyphs), multimedia knowledge-bases, hypermedia-based electronic publishing, social computing technologies (MUDs multi-user dungeons), collaborative work flows, information retrieval technologies, multi-lingual comprehension aids.
It will be developed with a humanistic, integrated design-oriented approach that will combine the social observation of the test beds with the generation of new interaction concepts and scenarios.
Ms Alessandra Agostini
University of Milano
Department of Information Science
Via Comelico 39
tel:+39/ 02 5500 6313
fax: +39/02 5500 6276
Start date:1 September 97
Duration: 36 months
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