Space vs. Place: Comparing Space-based Movements and Place-based Experiences at the Roskilde Festival 2015

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This paper applies urban informatics methods and techniques on big data generated from the concentrated environment of the second largest music festival in the world, Roskilde Festival. First, we explain how to utilize relevant dimensions from human geography theories towards mapping a ‘Geography of Importance’. Second, we elaborate on methods deployed for collecting both mobile GPS and social media traces that the smart phone generates in physical spaces. Third, we compare and contrast the automatically geocoded presence in space and at events with the intentionally socially tagged consumption of these spaces and events as place-based experiences. In doing so, these two layers of space-based movements and place-based experiences reveal the appropriation of affordances and choices of aesthetic appreciation by the crowd at large of what is subjectively and relatively meaningful, actionable, and valuable.

Publication information

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. SMSociety ‘16
EditorsAnatoliy Gruzd, Jenna Jacobson, Philip Mai, Evelyn Rupert, Dhiraj Murthy
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2016
Article number11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450339384
StatePublished - 2016
EventThe 7th International Conference on Social Media & Society. SMSociety 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 201613 Jul 2016
Conference number: 7


ConferenceThe 7th International Conference on Social Media & Society. SMSociety 2016
LandUnited Kingdom

    Research areas

  • Social media, Urban informatics, Mobility, Geospatial, Geofenced

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