4 Inhabiting digital information space






In Chapter 3 we explored virtual worlds that recreate geographic spaces, digital enhancement of physical spaces, and how physical concerns influence the design of connected digital technology. However, we can also look beyond that, to new digital public spaces that are not directly comparable to physical ones, but still exist as publically accessible and shared realms. Unlike virtual worlds (which recreate spaces with physical properties in a virtual format) these may have no physical correlates at all, or might provide entirely new experiences, effects and phenomena in physical space. This chapter will discuss why it is so pervasive to talk about intangible digital experience using the language ...

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