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From Buddyspace to CitiTag: Large-scale Symbolic Presence for Community Building and Spontaneous Play

In this paper we discuss the conceptual framework and principles that guide our work in the design of large-scale informal environments for collaborative work, learning and play, aiming to foster social bonds and to provide an exciting testbed for emergent social behaviours. We present three different applications we have developed: Buddyspace, an Instant Messaging environment for community building, BumperCars, an online presence-based multiplayer game and CitiTag, an experimental wireless mixed reality game.

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Accepted for: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 13 -17, 2005

ID: kmi-04-25

Date: 2004

Author(s): Yanna Vogiazou, Marc Eisenstadt, Martin Dzbor and Jiri Komzak

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