Socialising presence


Gooch, D., 2011. Socialising presence. In: CHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 1049-1052. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings)

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    Long distance relationships are not well supported by current communication technologies. Although these technologies are superb at communicating facts, they lack an emotional element which I argue is necessary for people who care about one another and yet who must live apart. My PhD aims to address this problem by examining social presence in technologically mediated relationships. Thus far I have built a number of teletangible devices to mimic human actions across a distance. I will deploy these systems within a number of long-distance relationships. I expect my research to result in new understanding which will lead to communication technologies with higher levels of social presence, thus supporting long-distance relationships.


    Item Type Book Sections
    CreatorsGooch, D.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
    Publisher StatementCHIDC11Gooch.pdf: © ACM, 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in CHI EA '11 CHI '11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    ID Code24518
    Additional Information29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011. 7-12 May 2011. Vancouver, BC, Canada.


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