Era of telepresence: Global village and `media slums'

J. Baal-Schem, D. Shinar

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Abstract

Telepresence is the generic term for a set of activities performed from a distance through the use of telecommunication means. It refers to working (telecommuting), playing, providing and using services (telemedicine, teleshopping), teaching and learning (tele-education). - from a distance. The dialogue presented in this paper between a `True Believer' and a `Devil's Advocate' helps to explore some social implications of telepresence, particularly the emergence of new global-village lifestyles, against the development of `media-slums'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages269-277
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 International Symposium on Technology and Society - Glasgow, UK
Duration: 20 Jun 199721 Jun 1997

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 International Symposium on Technology and Society
CityGlasgow, UK
Period20/06/9721/06/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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