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

Chris Zimmerman, Rene Madsen, Henrik Hammer Eliassen, Ravi Vatrapu

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. SMSociety ‘16
    EditorsAnatoliy Gruzd, Jenna Jacobson, Evelyn Ruppert, Philip Mai, Dhiraj Murthy
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Publication date2016
    Article numbera11
    ISBN (Print)9781450339384
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450339384
    Publication statusPublished - 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
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address
    SeriesACM International Conference Proceeding Series


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

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