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Shared Encounters

  • Katharine S. Willis
  • George Roussos
  • Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
  • Mirjam Struppek

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Katharine S. Willis, George Roussos, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Mirjam Struppek
    Pages 1-15
  3. Sharing Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 18-21
    2. Giulio Jacucci, Peter Peltonen, Ann Morrison, Antti Salovaara, Esko Kurvinen, Antti Oulasvirta
      Pages 23-45
    3. Shin’ichi Konomi, Kaoru Sezaki, Masaru Kitsuregawa
      Pages 47-60
    4. Katerina Diamantaki, Charalampos Rizopoulos, Dimitris Charitos, Nikos Kaimakamis
      Pages 61-80
    5. Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Tim Rieniets
      Pages 81-98
  4. Playful Encounters

  5. Spatial Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 174-177
    2. Ava Fatah gen. Schieck, Vassilis Kostakos, Alan Penn
      Pages 179-195
    3. Omar Khan
      Pages 197-208
  6. Social Glue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 228-233
    2. Connor Graham, Mark Rouncefield, Christine Satchell
      Pages 269-289
    3. Katharine S. Willis, Kenton O’Hara, Thierry Giles, Mike Marianek
      Pages 291-308

About this book


Every day we share encounters with others as we inhabit the space around us. In offering insights and knowledge on this increasingly important topic, this book introduces a range of empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of shared encounters. It highlights the multifaceted nature of collective experience and provides a deeper understanding of the nature and value of shared encounters in everyday life.

Divided into four sections, each section comprises a set of chapters on a different topic and is introduced by a key author in the field who provides an overview of the content. The book itself is introduced by Paul Dourish, who sets the theme of shared encounters in the context of technological and social change over the last fifteen years. The four sections that follow consider the characteristics of shared encounters and describe how they can be supported in different settings: the first section, introduced by Barry Brown, looks at shared experiences. George Roussos, in the second section, presents playful encounters. Malcolm McCulloch introduces the section on spatial settings and – last but not least – Elizabeth Churchill previews the topic of social glue. The individual chapters that accompany each part offer particular perspectives on the main topic and provide detailed insights from the author’s own research background.

A valuable reference for anyone designing ubiquitous media, mobile social software and LBS applications, this volume will also be useful to researchers, students and practitioners in fields ranging from computer science to urban studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Katharine S. Willis
    • 1
  • George Roussos
    • 2
  • Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
    • 3
  • Mirjam Struppek
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduiertenschule, Locating Media / Situierte MedienUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany
  2. 2.LondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dept. InformaticsIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  4. 4.Urban Media Research, BerlinInteractionfieldBerlinGermany

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