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The Political Sensorium

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson, Dr Nick Taylor, Professor Patrick Olivier


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In this position paper I 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 I analyze 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.

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Author(s): Dade-Robertson M, Taylor N, Marshall J, Olivier P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Conference Name: 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference: Participation (MAB)

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: 47-50

Publisher: ACM Press


DOI: 10.1145/2421076.2421084

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450317924


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