Chi Sparks 2014 — “Creating the Difference”
The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague

Creating the Difference

Presence Mediator: Creating Social Presence through Spatial Positioning of Everyday Objects

Social interactions between people living together are reflected in the rearrangement of objects they use together. Egerer & van Dijk experimented with simulating this phenomenon in long-distance relationships. They discuss the possibilities and effects of synchronizing the position of domestic objects in remote places in order to mediate social presence.