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Colloquium - Schwarz

DLC 170

Techno-Territories and Smart Spaces
Heinrich Schwarz
Department of Communication

This talk will present aspects of my research on the intersection of technology and space. The first part will introduce a study on recent transformations in office design, in particular ethnographic research of a flexible non-territorial office. It raises the question about changes in the social organization and status hierarchy of organizations that such office concepts may affect. In a second part I will offer preliminary reflections on some social dimensions of location-aware technologies; these include new opportunities for research, the creation of spatial knowledge, and a potentially changing experience of space.

Heinrich Schwarz is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at CU-Boulder. His works on social and cultural dimensions of emerging information technologies has focused on mobile, flexible, and virtual office concepts, mediated communication, and changing spatial regimes. He draws on science and technology studies, communication, and cultural anthropology.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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