Friday, June 11, 2004

Tele-Embodiment, Part I

What role do kinesics and proxemics play in effective collaboration?

Distance seems a much diminished factor in the normal transaction of business now.

Are the new technologies we use everyday that good? Just as good as being there; how can it be - or is it not - as good?

Is "the third place" now online?


Blogger Eric said...

Kinesics play a role, but one can work around the absence of them. Especially if you are dealing with a global or multicultural audience, they can just get in the way, as a specific movement may be interpreted differently in different cultures.

Geographic distance is less important. What matters is "cognitive distance." Hey, I just coined a new term!

The new third place? Could be. It seems to meet most of the requirements other than cheap food and drink, and if you are online at the house, then that shouldn't be an issue.

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