Reinforcing and Opening Communities through Innovative Technologies

Reinforcing and Opening Communities through Innovative Technologies

Alessandra Agostini (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy), Valeria Giannella (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy), Antonietta Grasso (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France), Dave Snowdon (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France) and Michael Koch (Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-69-8.ch018
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Abstract

The aim of the Campiello1 research project (Esprit Long Term Research #25572) is to promote and sustain the meeting of inhabitants and tourists in historical cities of art and culture. This overall objective is undertaken in two main steps: reinforcing the community bounds via collective participation in both creating community knowledge and optimizing access to it. Once the local community’s sense of belonging has been reinforced, sharing its knowledge with outside people will become more natural. In this paper first we present the various technological aspects, as well as where and how innovative technology can help local communities. Then we present the context of experimentation, future plans and current achievements in one of the two project settings: Venice.

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