Media Space 20 + Years of Mediated Life

  • Steve Harrison

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Steve Harrison
    Pages 1-8
  3. Paul M. Aoki, John C. Tang
    Pages 17-26
  4. Paul Luff, Hideaki Kuzuoka, Christian Heath, Keiichi Yamazaki, Jun Yamashita
    Pages 27-55
  5. Karrie G. Karahalios
    Pages 75-95
  6. Michael Boyle, Carman Neustaedter, Saul Greenberg
    Pages 97-122
  7. Jamika D. Burge, Deborah Tatar
    Pages 123-144
  8. Batya Friedman, Peter H. Kahn Jr, Jennifer Hagman, Rachel L. Severson, Brian Gill
    Pages 145-176
  9. Steve Harrison
    Pages 199-204
  10. Austin Henderson
    Pages 205-215
  11. Robert Stults
    Pages 233-259
  12. William W. Gaver
    Pages 269-279
  13. Steve Harrison
    Pages 281-286
  14. Paul M. Aoki, Margaret H. Szymanski, Allison Woodruff
    Pages 287-301
  15. Kenton O'Hara, Alison Black, Matthew Lipson
    Pages 303-323
  16. Margit Kristensen, Morten Kyng
    Pages 325-349
  17. Austin Henderson, Lynne Henderson
    Pages 351-355
  18. Mark Gorzynski, Mike Derocher, April Slayden Mitchell
    Pages 357-368
  19. Brian Corrie, Todd Zimmerman
    Pages 393-413
  20. Steve Harrison
    Pages 415-416
  21. Saul Greenberg, Gregor McEwan, Michael Rounding
    Pages 425-440
  22. Austin Henderson
    Pages 441-442
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 443-465

About this book


From holes in space and telepresence to mobile technologies and online communities, media spaces crystallize socially-aware networked media-rich computing. This book provides perspectives on this fast-moving field.

Loosely divided into three different, but interconnected, approaches to media space research, each section implies a different exploration of the connectivity that constitutes a media space: social, spatial, and communications.

Each part opens with an introduction that lays out how readers can best approach the section, and provides a basic guide to the theory and research literature, technological developments and other notable events to help contextualize the book. The ‘social ‘ approach uses the rhetoric and methods familiar to a CSCW audience, but moves into actual situations that involve close working bonds, broken trust, shared joy, community building, interpersonal tension, anxiety and so forth. The section on ‘spatial’ approaches guides the reader through an intellectual landscape of spatiality, the ‘communications’ part is a field guide to sense-making in the as-lived mediated condition, demonstrating that media space sense-making combines an understanding of in-the-moment alongside sense made of existence in the world and reflecting upon it.

Students, researchers and practitioners of CSCW, information and communications technology (ICT), and human-computer interaction will find the book an invaluable reference to the past and an inspiration for the future. Also, historians of science and technology will be interested in the way media space history tracks the growth of CSCW and the expansion of HCI to include video and other communications technology.


Awareness Communities Community Media Space Online Social Space communication computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) media privacy trust video videoconferencing

Editors and affiliations

  • Steve Harrison
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia TechUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-482-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-483-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
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