The essay reflects on citizens’ proximity mediated by personal and community technologies. Once distinct technologies, now in an unprecedented mix, that creates a space and a time that are parallel and interfering, generated by users themselves. A third channel that goes beyond private communication, a non-public sociability but communitybased, characterized by personal and informal exchanges. The essay presents the project In Media Loci, which focused on two fields very representatives for Italy: the network of small towns scattered throughout the territory and cultural heritage, investigating the relationship between local communities and the new digital spaces that locative technologies are defining.
Keywords: Smart citizen, smart communities; outsiders; locative media; augmented spaces; cultural heritage
Giulia Bertone, Domenico Morreale, Elisabetta Ranieri, Elisa Roscelli, Gabriella Taddeo, Mario Ricciardi, in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 50/2015, pp. 149-162, DOI:10.3280/SC2015-050015