Human Behavior And Learning, Collaborative Locative Narratives

AR and Collaborative Locative Narratives

from: AR Wave

Modulated Mapping: Talking with Jeremy Hight about Layers, Channels and Social Augmented Experiences
image from Volume Magazine (Hight/Wehby)

A distributed augmented reality framework such as we have envisaged on Wave would

allow people to see many layers from many different people at the same time.


The need is for a tool that combines all of these new elements into an open source, intuitive layered and rhizomatic map that is porous (like pumice, organic in form yet with “breathing room” ),ventilated (i.e: adjustable, a flow in and out), and open (open source,open access,open spatialized dialog).

What is identity?

national identity
continuously build identities
in various context, speakers use language choices to build identities…taking one option rather than another is the negotiation of identities

Definition of identity: u or urself is co-constructed in verbal and nonverbal talk
Identity as social or communal

Identity r multidimensional and changing

a space's genetic makeup
(1) relational identities - relationships u have with others (mother-daughter, teacher-student, employer-employee);
(2) communal identities - related to larger groups (ethnicties, race, religion, gender, or nationality)

Selves are responders

building identity by both *choice* and *connection* with what's already happened

Identities are developed in past and present relationships

Identities can be avwed and ascribed

ascribed = other assign u an identityt that u may or may not agree with
avowed = you personally assign yourself an identity and act it out
we r always negotiate avowal and ascription process

Readings: Maintaining the SElf in Communication

Harold Barrett
(quotes from: Bridges not Walls, John Stewart)

self-protection in comunication

self-maintenance - defense mechanisms
"why is everyone so damned defensive these days?"

a function of communication

our persistent and compelling need in communicaiton is to giv an account of ourselves
we choose ways to be with others, always with purpose, always seeking to be effective with them
SHAME - we live in an age of diminished parental presence and authority and in a general culture marked by increased social disregard
Climates of mutual support - and nonsupport - are created by the two of us together, as we bring our needy and sensitive selves to each other

how prevalent is this behavior

a degree of uncertainty about one's social safety or status operates in every message sent: in every conversation, public speech, interview, and discussion




ordinary dissent, rebuttal, stubbornness, resistance, challenge, nonconformity, derision, obstinacy, negativity






(i always choose withdrawal, control, achievement, prevarication) what's ur choice?

Rudiments of Social Intelligence

(1) initiating and coordinatin the efforts of a network of ppl
(2) talent of a mediator - resolve conflicts
(3) capacity for empathy - reading emotions and responding appropriately to them
(4) detect and have insights about people's feelings, motives, and concerns*
hmmmm….i sucks at EQ =(
the person who is empathic is also able to notice his or her own emotions, to fin-tune them to fit the situation, and to adjust them flexibly, self-monitoring - it's always important to have a balance of the emotional capabilities of empathy and the awareness of your own needs and feelings
emotional and interpersonal intelligence
making rapid and smooth connection
a more health pattern is to balance being true to oneself with social skills, using them with integrity
such ppl try to scan someone for a hint as to what is wanted from them before they make a response, rather than simply saying what they truly feel. to get along and be liked, they r willing to make ppl they dislike think they r friendly with them. and they use their social abilities to mold their actions as disparate socia situations demand.
popular children spend time observing sth that shows they accept it; they wait to hav theirstatus in the group confirmed before taking initiative in suggesting what the group should do
"Akido is the art of reconciliation, whoever has the midn to fight has broken his connection with the universe, if you try to dominate ppl u r already defeated. we study how to resolve conflict, not how to start it"

Forming online identities

Computer-mediated communication (CMC)

Looking at the proliferation of personal Web pages on the Net, it looks like very soon everyone on Earth will have 15 megabytes of fame - M.G. Siriam

questions of identity in communicating through mediating technologies, an identity is a complex personal and social construct, consisting in part of who we think ourselves to be, how we wish others to perceive us and how they actually perceive us. CMC research looked at how we wish others to perceive us - self-presentation

CMC contexts offer communicators the ability to manipulate their personal identitites in ways that call info question assumptions abt what is posible and what is appropriate in the presentation of self
how computing technologies hav challenged us to reevaluate how we think about ourselves. computer an evocative object, that have been helpful in showing us just how multifaceted our lives are. whereas popular conceptions of psychological health hav considered an unfragmented, unitary self the ideal, …the ability to move from on easpect to another and to do so with an understanding of the process is a more healthy conception of who we are. computers, with their ability to multitask various jobs simultaneously, serve as a metaphor for our own lives in which we are called on to fill more than one role, oftentimes simltaneosly

all the world's a stage,
and all the men and women merely players
the have their exits and their entrances
and one man in his time plays many parts (As You Like It, Act II, Scene 7)

computer enables users to explore multiple roles
why? gain new perspectives on their worlds, see familiar through unfamiliar eyes

Deafness and the Riddle of Identity

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