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The tuning of place: sociable spaces and pervasive digital media

By: Coyne, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge MIT Press 2010Description: xxviii, 330 p.ISBN: 9780262013918.Subject(s): Mobile computing | Online social networks | Ubiquitous computingDDC classification: 006.754 Summary: How do pervasive digital devices�smartphones, iPods, GPS navigation systems, and cameras, among others�influence the way we use spaces? In The Tuning of Place, Richard Coyne argues that these ubiquitous devices and the networks that support them become the means of making incremental adjustments within spaces�of tuning place. Pervasive media help us formulate a sense of place, writes Coyne, through their capacity to introduce small changes, in the same way that tuning a musical instrument invokes the subtle process of recalibration. Places are inhabited spaces, populated by people, their concerns, memories, stories, conversations, encounters, and artifacts. The tuning of place�whereby people use their devices in their interactions with one another�is also a tuning of social relations. (http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12154)
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How do pervasive digital devices�smartphones, iPods, GPS navigation systems, and cameras, among others�influence the way we use spaces? In The Tuning of Place, Richard Coyne argues that these ubiquitous devices and the networks that support them become the means of making incremental adjustments within spaces�of tuning place. Pervasive media help us formulate a sense of place, writes Coyne, through their capacity to introduce small changes, in the same way that tuning a musical instrument invokes the subtle process of recalibration. Places are inhabited spaces, populated by people, their concerns, memories, stories, conversations, encounters, and artifacts. The tuning of place�whereby people use their devices in their interactions with one another�is also a tuning of social relations. (http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12154)

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