A Walk in the Park
Creating a 'commons' around shareable data, and its potential for interaction, serendipity, mapping, storytelling, knowledge transfer and other human behaviours.
2 Commercial Partners
2 Academic Researchers
This project seeks to explore the question of how digital communal space may be woven in a new Web, where people own and control their data and their interactions with others. We propose that a park offers an appropriate model for such a public space, defined by local rules, where behaviour is broadly-speaking socially-determined and which is generally seen as a place for recreation and relaxation with friends, family or alone – but always amongst others, and with the possibility of establishing new ties by serendipitously crossing paths with someone you don’t yet know well.