Connected Community focuses on developing new tools that will promote the sharing of knowledge and experience between people in local communities or neighbourhoods. It rejects virtual reality as the solution to future communication but rather suggests ways of enhancing real-life links between ordinary people. It seeks to build upon the real world characteristics of communities to promote new forms of interactivity.
Inhabited Information Spaces
Inhabited Information Spaces aims to develop virtual information spaces in which people who may be geographically dispersed can interact with each other and with information sources and services. People, representations of people and information agents interact within a common environment. The spaces may range from purely virtual cyberspaces through to real world ones augmented by technology. They have the potential to enable new forms of meaningful collective interaction on a global scale.