Telelogs: A social communication space for urban environments

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This paper presents a novel idea for a system known as Telelogs. Utilizing the ubiquity of mobile devices, Telelogs functions as a service by which individuals in an urban environment can establish a better sense of community awareness. In addition, this system could serve as a medium through which these individuals can communicate their thoughts and ideas with others within their environment. This would result in a better sense of community solidarity. Telelogs is targeted towards those persons in society that come across one another on a consistent basis but rather than establishing a direct line of communication, they maintain a relationship that could be characterized as one of courteous detachment. In other words, these individuals are known as familiar strangers. There is strong potential for this relationship to be augmented with a mediated communication space. Telelogs would act as a space through which individuals learn more about themselves while reciprocally gaining a better understanding of those persons present in their environment. Telelogs transfers the essence of the blog into an audio form as an extension for mobile devices. A first prototype of Telelogs is presented and accompanied by feedback after a demonstration. In addition, details of a first cell phone implementation follow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 05 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Pages231-234
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 05 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: Sep 19 2005Sep 22 2005

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume111

Other

Other7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 05
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period9/19/059/22/05

Keywords

  • Blog
  • Cell phones
  • Familiar strangers
  • Public space
  • Telelog
  • Urban space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Telelogs: A social communication space for urban environments'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this