Technological mediations in the city: from the experience of urban space to hybrids forms of social interaction

“The increasing use of information and communication technologies in everyday life creates a new spatial configuration inseparable from new forms of relationships. This thesis is a contribution to understand the character of this reconfigured space and the modalities of social interactions established by the use of digital technologies articulating experiences between physical and virtual spaces. Theoretical notions about the sense of place and augmented urban space reveal the new forms of urban experience created by the use of digital technologies integrated to socio-spatial dynamics. These forms of urban experience are described and illustrated by a qualitative analysis of cases, which demonstrates the mediation of technology on the perception of space and on social interactions.” | More Information