VideoConferencing and Connected Rooms

Austin Henderson, Lynne Henderson

in Steve Harrison, Media Space. Reflecting on 20+ years of mediated life, Springer, New York, NY USA. (2009)

This chapter contrasts two practices, video conferencing and connected rooms, for using video to support distributed meetings. The differences in these practices are based in differing models of the social interaction in distributed meetings. At heart, the users’ conceptual model of Video Conferencing is that a distributed meeting is composed of two local meetings that are interacting with each other; the users’ conceptual model of Connected Rooms is that a distributed meeting is a single meeting taking place in a virtual space spanning two sites.

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