Our interest is to trace the intersections of community action, media and embodied experience that contribute to creating a sense of place and media democratization. A perfomative and interactive situation that mediates these intersections is referred to as situated media. The concept of situated media is focused on the interactive media events that are contextualized within a cultural and local knowledge, crafts and traditions reflecting a variety of approaches in new media, such as media performance, activism, and culturally reflective computing. Drawing on examples of interactive media art that promotes local knowledge through conversations and dialogue among its participants we point to the necessity for the development and integration of culturally reflective processes for technology design.
- Aleksandra Dulic & Keith Hamel, University of British Columbia, Canada
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