Building Digital Environments
Milekic, Hampshire College, Cognitive Science
The notion of digital environment transcends the concept of a computer
as a tool. It explores the environments which, although supported by
digital technology, are uncomputer like in many respects. Building these
environments calls for changes in the choice of input devices (touch
instead of mouse, voice instead of keyboard, intent instead of ...),
shape of computers (no boxes, but interactive surfaces), their location
(floor, wall, pocket) and the change in content structure.
Wednesday, April 22, 1998
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
An essential characteristic of digital environments is their communal
character which allows for collaborative creation, distribution and
modification of information. Investigating digital environments is
of special interest to museum professionals because of their potential
to enhance the role museums play in education as well as in community
and culture building.
The workshop will consist of an introduction to the concept and
characteristics of digital environments, demonstration of several
practical examples dealing with different types of information (art
museum vs. science museum) and an overview of guidelines and tools
for further development.
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