Workshop on Online Social
December 7, 2007.
Cityware: Mapping social encounters using Bluetooth
Kostakos (Bath University)
As part of the Cityware project, we are
attempting to understand the various layers of cities, including their
spatial and social layers.
To explore cities social layers, we spent the last 2 years
collecting data on people's mobility and encounter using Bluetooth. We will present a number of demos that
visualise Bluetooth data both in realtime and
post-hoc. Additionally we will present
Cityware for Facebook, an
application that lets users merge their online social networks with their
physical networks of copresence and encounter.