The political sensorium

Martyn Dade-Robertson, Nick Taylor, Justin Marshall, Patrick Olivier

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    In this position paper we outline some of the key themes and background research which may help form a better understanding of the relationship between technology and political activity. The paper is written in an attempt to articulate a better understanding of the relationship between political processes, urban environments and situated technologies. The paper is written from a UK perspective, although the ideas have a broader relevance for relatively developed western democracies. To this end we analyse the political and digital divides which are present in western society focusing on local politics in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK as a case study. Following a brief description of the problem domain we briefly give an outline of an ongoing project Viewpoint which has created a mobile voting system which we are currently deploying in various locations in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Media Architecture Biennale
    Subtitle of host publicationParticipation, MAB 2012
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
    Event4th Media Architecture Biennale: Participation, MAB 2012 - Aarhus, Denmark
    Duration: 15 Nov 201217 Nov 2012


    Conference4th Media Architecture Biennale: Participation, MAB 2012


    • Architectural design
    • Political engagement
    • Politics
    • Situated displays
    • Ubiquitous computing

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