Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Prospero - reflecting evolving public participation

Paul B Hartzog has a new project that examines 'the community as a commons' and looks into promoting 'a sense of shared fate and shared identity'. He says that 'as mobility increases, information about how a community moves into, out of, and through its spaces (such as public commons) can be a useful source of community feedback. The project is titled Prospero:

Prospero is an infrastructure to enable public displays to reflect evolving public participation.

The objectives of the Prospero project arise from two primary motivations: one descriptive, the other normative. First, technologies that foster cooperation enhance our relationship to our surroundings. Many of these technologies incorporate user feedback in real-time.

Read more at the Prospero Blog

Looks like an interesting venture to keep an eye on!

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