There were only 3 people at a time, but it worked, and participants got really involved in discussing the relationship between the ground and the map. A great description emerged from conversation about movement shifting from the feet to the head, when you stop walking to negotiate with your group. The more we participated in the workshop and in futuresonic, the more relevant the idea of participating ‘on the ground’ became. Although many people talked about the ability to tag information into physical spaces, this seems to be an old theme, the important thing for me is to explore how this constant relationship between a virtual map and a physical space changes how we use that space.
more to follow on the discussions at the workshop