About IPCityIPCity (FP-2004-IST-4-27571) is an EU funded Sixth Framework programme
Integrated project on Interaction and Presence in Urban Environments.
The research aim of the IPCity project is to
investigate analytical and technological approaches to presence in real
life settings. Analytically, this includes extending the approaches to
presence accounting for the participative and social constitution of
presence, the multiplicity and distribution of events in time and space.
Technologically, this translates into developing
portable environments for on-site configuration, mobile and
light-weight mixed reality interfaces with the ambition to weave them
into “the fabric of everyday life”. Methodologically, this calls for
moving “out of the lab” with field trials in real settings, applying a
triangulation of disciplines and methods for evaluation. These range
from interpretative-ethnographic to quasi-experimental approaches and
include cognitive science, social-psychological, and
The vision of the IPCity project is to provide
citizens, visitors, as well as professionals involved in city
development or the organisation of events with a set of technologies
that enable them to collaboratively envision, debate emerging
developments, experience past and future views or happenings of their
local urban environment, discovering new aspects of their city. This
Example showcases include urban renewal projects, environmental awareness, and explorative edutainment and story-telling applications.
Extending analytical frameworks for presence,
including the participative constitution of presence, the role of
(shared) memory and mutual understanding, temporal fluctuations and
interruptions (design for non-disruptiveness).
More information on the IPCity Project can be found at the projects official website at www.ipcity.eu !