Archive for April, 2010

The perspectives and roles of the potential users of digital multimedia systems are are subject to research in an accompanying inter- and transdisciplinary project. In this project we aim at supporting the design of the interfaces between technical systems and users / areas of deployment.The perspectives and roles of the potential users of digital multimedia systems are are subject to research in an accompanying inter- and transdisciplinary project. In this project we aim at supporting the design of the interfaces between technical systems and users / areas of deployment.The interdisciplinary project is carried out in cooperation between the department of In-formation Technology and the department of Intervention Research and Cultural Sustai-nability (http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/iff/ikn) and has the following tasks:

  • Developing and organizing a SOMA-application as part of the 40th anniversary of Kla-genfurt University (SOMA Use-Case II): Establishment of an interactive platform for in-formation and discussion on the history and future of Klagenfurt University
  • Developing transdisciplinary cooperation: Setting up a focus group with potential pro-fessional users of SOMA (e.g. enterprises and organisations from the fields of traffic, health, tourism, event management or journalism)
  • Participating observation and reflection of the development process and the implemen-tation

SOMA I.T. results from the initiative SO I.T. (Self organization inter- and transdisciplinary). It is designed as a preliminary project for further inter-and transdisciplinary activity in selected areas of application.

Duration: 12 months

Project funding: Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds

Team SOMA I. T.:Martina Ukowitz, Iff-IKN; Harald Goldmann, Iff-IKN; Hajo Greif, Iff-TEWI; Matthias Wies-er, KUWI-MK; Harald Dvorak, Rita Faullant, WIWI-IUG (associated member of the team) Peter Heintel, Iff-IKN (supervision)

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Gaming makes Fun!

In the course of the SOMA project we invite you on April 22nd, 2010 to the „SOMA World Games“ event.

On four different stages four different games will be played: Rockband, Singstar, Wii Sports Ressort & Tony Hawk Ride. Be there and join our games!

Why? We want to investigate how multimedia content is created in such a social event, and how this content can be used for our self-organizational approach of detecting and presenting “situations of interest” (as, e.g., “crowd formation”).

This means that you will become photographed and filmed. But do not worry, the gathered content is just used for our research purposes and will not be published elsewhere.

When? Thursday, April 22nd, 2010, from 17.00 to 23.00

Where? Lakeside Labs GmbH, Lakeside B04b, 1st floor, 9020 Klagenfurt

Please register for this social event in our doodle poll under http://www.doodle.com/vnw6sy5t7zgkae2i if you like to participate.

There will be also plenty to eat and drink.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

The SOMA Team