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Book presentation / Buchpräsentation

In the following weeks I will present the contents of my books “Interactive Displays in Public Space” at the following two events in Germany and Switzerland.

Please, let me know any questions, special interests etc. in advance.

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Calm Advertising?

See below Miriam Meckel’s and my presentation from the Pervasive Advertising Workshop at PERVASIVE 09:

The workshop topic inspired us to develop a concept of “Calm Advertising” that refers to the vision of “Calm Computing” and focuses on a new way of public advertising that doesn`t aim to shout out lout messages to get peoples attention but enable passers-by to freely engage in the communication with advertising companies.

I am working on a position paper that I will post here. D.M.

Interactive Displays 2009 – Free Pass!

Interactive Displays 2009 will take place April 21 – 23, 2009, in San Jose, California. The conference “will bring together the interactivity community to discover advances in technologies from multi-touch to holography, and haptics to gestures…”. The organizers are kindly offering one free pass to Magical Mirrors Blog readers:

“IntertechPira is offering the chance for one Magical Mirrors Blog reader to attend the Interactive Displays 2009 conference in San Jose, CA this April absolutely free. Simply send an email to Joan stating that you would like to be entered in the drawing for the free pass. A name will be picked April 1st and announced on this site as well as IntertechPira’s event website www.int-displays.com.”

Unfortunately, i cannot attend myself, but if one of you does, you are welcome to post / comment some conference highlights.

Understanding & Designing for the Voluntary Adoption of Community Displays

Following my talk at the Media Facade Festival Berlin 2008 I had a lot of interesting discussions on the interaction models I presented. One of these models was developed by Harry Brignull who sent me a link to his PhD thesis on Understanding & Designing for the Voluntary Adoption of Community Displays and kindly offered to post it here.

In his analysis of interactive displays, Harry divided the process from perception to direct interaction with the featured content into three general phases, as shown in the figure: a) peripheral awareness activities, b) focal awareness activities and c) direct interaction.

Media Facade Festival Berlin 2008

Finally, I defended my thesis at the University of St. Gallen this week :) During the next weeks I will start to publish the main findings of my dissertation.

Today at the Media Facade Festival Berlin 2008 I give the following presentation about PERCEPTION, AWARENESS, AND INTERACTION of public displays.

Media Facades Festival 2008

As part of the Media Facades Festival 2008 I will share my research experiences with the SAP Media Façade with selected artists.

One goal of the festival is an “Urban Screenings on Four Media Facades in Berlin: Media facades are a new kind of exhibition format. International media researchers, artists, architects will gain temporary use of 4 facades in Berlin and explore their cultural, political and social roles. These screenings serve as a demonstrative test platform for the public. They invite a wider audience to gain hands-on experience in this special connection of content, format, and site-specificity, and to take part in a new interactive infrastructure.”


Image-URL: Media Facades Festival 2008

The objective of the Expert and Artist Workshop “is for each participant to produce a piece for one of the 4 selected media facades. The first day consists of public introductory lectures and discussions. The second day is scheduled for exchange within the group together with the screen operators and concerned key figures at the location of each screen. The third day will be reserved for further discussion among the participants and organisers.”

Workshop Cognitive Design 2008

On September, 8th I will give a presentation on “Motivating Human-Computer-Interactions in Urban Space”. For more information visit the conference`s website: Workshop Cognitive Design 2008


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