This Chapter investigates the notion of hybrid spaces, in the context of combining virtual reality (VR) technology with a public urban place, the library. To accomplish this, we used a design anthropological approach and participatory design (PD) methods, through which we produced a series of workshops and interviews, and finally, the Virtual Library (VL), a design artefact that creates a hybrid space comprising of physical and digital manifestations of a public library. The empirical materials from the workshops are here analyzed through the concepts of media, hybrid space and meta-worlds, with an emphasis on the imaginative aspects present in the participant materials. Finally, we engage in speculative reflection, asking what might happen if similar hybrid spaces were to become more widespread in cities. We arrive at the notion of “imagination cities”, where spatial, immersive and imaginative digital worlds are interlaced with the physical urban environment.
|Otsikko||The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities|
|Toimittajat||Katharine Willis, Alessandro Aurigi|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 27 maalisk. 2020|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A3 Kirjan osa tai toinen tutkimuskirja|
|Nimi||Routledge International Handbooks|