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Extremely Small and Incredibly Everywhere

  • Louise Beltzung Horvath
  • Julia Grillmayr
  • Tanja Traxler
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 219)

Abstract

Ambient Intelligence technologies call for new space concepts building on an understanding of how humans interrelate with objects. This paper argues for an environmental perspective on the analysis of persuasive technologies. It assumes that dualistic thinking, which recurs to categories such as society/technology or subject/object, has to be questioned. This paper resumes the approach of the PhD project ‘Thinking Space’ on the spatial dimensions of intelligent technologies. Space concepts from physics, sociology and literature theory form the basis for an empirically informed philosophical approach.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence control smart objects Ubiquitous Computing philosophical ecology smart environment persuasive technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louise Beltzung Horvath
    • 1
  • Julia Grillmayr
    • 2
  • Tanja Traxler
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Spatial Development, Infrastructure & Environmental PlanningVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Comparative Literature & Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of Physics & Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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