Spatial Participation Gap: Towards a Conceptual Perspective on Locative Storytelling Creation

  • Cláudia SilvaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11318)


This article draws on a historical need to use locative media to understand information in order to offer a critical conceptual perspective on those who do not have the means to create locative storytelling as a result of what is called participation gap. By drawing on two case studies with ethnographical data, one in Austin, Texas, US, and another in Monmouth, Wales, UK, I discuss the use of mobile interfaces such as QRcodes and the creation of location-based storytelling. Finally, the article introduces the notion of ‘spatial participation gap’, which is the unequal access to spaces and hybrid spaces.


Hybrid space Locative media Locative storytelling QRcodes Underserved communities Spatial segregation Participation gap 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Madeira Interactive Technologies InstituteFunchalPortugal

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