The use of social games in mobility research

Patrick Arthur Driscoll (Organizer)

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Description

Social  gaming  may  be  one  method  by  which  mobility researchers  could  begin  to  unravel  the  complex  nature   of  modern  mobility  patterns  within  the  urban  landscape.  The  purpose  of  this  workshop  will  be  to   explore:  1)  what  is  a  social  game  and  how  does  it  relate  to  mobility  research  and  practice,  2)  what   are  some  of  the  practical  and  methodological  possibilities  and  problems  with  using  social  games  for   empirical  data  collection  and  analysis,  and  3)  what  are  some  of  the  legal,  ethical,  and  political   implications  of  the  use  of  this  type  of  highly  detailed,  yet  highly  personal  data.  During  the  workshop,   there  will  also  be  some  hands-­‐on  play  with  the  game  "Cities  in  Motion"  as  a  way  to  explore  the   possibilities  and  limitations  of  this  technology.
Period30 Apr 2012
Event typeWorkshop
LocationAalborg, Denmark

Keywords

  • Gaming
  • Mobility