Interacting Locally and Globally through Games
SXSW 2006: "In the rush to get everything online, we envisioned a global village where people would connect with others across space and time. Yet, the vast majority of people socialize with people in their small social world. We want access to all the world's knowledge and information but we want to share it locally. We want social relations to be visible, but we do not like the consequences of collapsed social contexts and flattened social structures. What does it mean to interact globally and locally at the same time? How do conceptions of urban life, social networks, mobility, and play help explain what people are doing when faced with glocalized environments?"