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Esprit Project 25621 - LIME
Living Memory

Keywords: community, collective memory, social interaction, ubiquitous access, intelligent agents

The basic building blocks addressed in Living Memory are the three aspects of I3:
Intelligent Information Interfaces. Each of these is addressed when applied to the creation of memory within the Connected Community schema.

From Community to Connected Community. This project addresses both the aspects of 'connected' and 'community' in 'Connected Community', and uses the assumptions that:

While current virtual community research focuses mainly on issues like identity, representation, and security, we believe that, by studying the collective memory of a real community, we are addressing the missing link, which can help develop current networked technologies into the consumer domain.

In emerging global networks, the dominant paradigm is one of connectedness. Our focus on a local, geographical community means that we can leverage on the real-life identity and connections which actually exist in the locality, and which can be enlivened with the application of new technologies.

We will provide members of a given community who live and work in a particular locality with a means to capture, share and explore their collective memory with the aim to preserve and interpret the richness and complexity of local culture.

This project will therefore address the mechanisms needed for people or groups to create and 'update' their collective memory, and to make the collective memory a living, present-day phenomenon within the community.



The project consortium already has established contact in an Edinburgh community. The project is divided in 4 main activities which will run concurrently:

Take-up of results

Each partner will actively promote the re-use and further development of the results of Living Memory. Within the consortium many good contacts exist between people working in long-term research, industrial research programs, and business. The results of the project therefore can be easily transferred to academic research and industrial research and development programmes. At the major milestones reports will be prepared, targeted at specific groups, that translate project results within the participants' organisations.

Contact Point
Mrs Ingrid. A.C. van der Zon
Senior Interaction Designer
Philips Design
Building HWD
P.O. Box 218
NL - 5600 MD Eindhoven

e-mail: (E-mail removed)

Start date: 15 June 97
Duration: 36 months

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