Blending digital and physical spaces for ubiquitous community participation

Elizabeth Churchill, Andreas Girgensohn, Les Nelson, Alison Lee
2004 Communications of the ACM  
Blurring the notional boundary between the digital and the physical in social activity spaces helps blend-and motivate-online and face-to-face community participation. Much effort has gone into creating online spaces for people to meet, network, share, and organize. However, relatively little effort has gone into creating awareness of online social activities in physical community places. Here we describe how we developed and promoted two especially engaging online community spaces-CHIplace and
more » ... spaces-CHIplace and CSCWplace-using large-screen, interactive displays that mix online community information with content generated at the conference itself. Our goal is to raise awareness of the value of online virtual communities within the offline, face-to-face events. We describe the two deployments-at CHI
doi:10.1145/966389.966413 fatcat:54bwpojuhveonesfbom4vpjaim