Ambient and social TV: a conceptual design that connects everyday life in a sporadic community

Abstract. In this research program, we explore the relationship between television use, architectural space, and community identity. In particular, we discuss the conceptual design of a system that brings together the physically distributed academic community (students, academic and administrative staff) of the University of the Aegean. We propose the employment of networked interactive video installations in everyday places (e.g. cafeteria, halls) of the university. In this paper, we explore previous related research and we discuss design issues and approaches for the case of the University of the Aegean.

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