Openlight: A concept of urban lighting to make urbanites aware of each other

Noriyuki Fujimura, Masa Inakage, Hideki Sunahara, Satoru Tokuhisa, Atsuro Ueki, Masato Yamanouchi

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Abstract

Though there are many examples of attempts to create interactive lighting installations in urban public space, its meaning for urbanites has not been fully explored and defined. What could interactive lighting contribute to urban public space? Using the concept of Third Place, this research focuses on the social potential of urban public space using the concepts of, especially the role of space in connecting people and fostering social capital. Our hypothesis is that interactive urban lighting can assist this role of urban public space. Openlight is a concept of networked interactive lighting that provides urbanites with open access to penetrate psychological barriers between individuals and groups in urban public space. Hence the interaction would provide more possibilities for urbanites becoming more aware of and getting to know each other. For this first attempt, we have created a scaled prototype for a Café/Restaurant setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Pages17-20
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 15
Event2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2013 Sep 82013 Sep 12

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period13/9/813/9/12

Keywords

  • Community
  • Design
  • Internet of things
  • Lighting
  • Public space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Fujimura, N., Inakage, M., Sunahara, H., Tokuhisa, S., Ueki, A., & Yamanouchi, M. (2013). Openlight: A concept of urban lighting to make urbanites aware of each other. In UbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 17-20). (UbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/2494091.2494097