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Colloquium - Schwarz

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.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)