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Marcus Foth

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Enabling audience participation and collective content generation through urban media as a diagnostic method in urban planning

Interaction design is something perhaps few people think about. Yet it is one of our most important areas of research. The world is now changed every few years by information and communication technologies, and it is interaction design that has to make these changes work...
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Urban informatics: research and insights for libraries, cultural industries and innovation systems

Over less than a decade, we have witnessed a seismic shift in the way knowledge is produced and exchanged. This is opening up new opportunities for civic and community engagement, entrepreneurial behaviour, sustainability initiatives and creative practices. It also has the potential to create fresh...
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Urban informatics, ubiquitous computing and social media for healthy cities

This paper discusses the relationship between modern digital technology and the urban environment. The increasing ubiquity of digital technology, internet services and location-aware applications in our everyday lives allows for a seamless transitioning between the visible and the invisible infrastructure of cities: road systems, building...
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Extending Australia’s digital divide policy: an examination of the value of social inclusion and social capital policy frameworks

Digital divide policies have been historically rooted within the information society / knowledge economy credo and as such they have been largely motivated by the anticipated value of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) diffusion. In Australia, a range of government policies have attempted to address...
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Extending Australia's digital divide policy: an examination of the value of social inclusion and social capital policy frameworks

In order to examine how the social benefits of internet access and use can be understood and harnessed in Australia, this paper explores the implications of adding two concepts to policy deliberations: social inclusion and social capital. Digital divide policies have been historically rooted within...