The central goal of the Equator IRC is
to promote the integration of the physical with the digital. In
particular, we are concerned with uncovering and supporting the
variety of possible relationships between physical and digital
worlds. Our objective in doing this is to improve the quality of
everyday life by building and adapting technologies for a range of
user groups and application domains.
Examples include: combining physical and
digital cities to promote people's understanding of the world within
which they live, and to enhance wayfinding and access to physical
and digital artefacts, information and people. creating new forms of
play, performance and entertainment that combine the physical and
digital so as to promote learning, participation and creativity.
exploring how new technologies that merge the physical and the
digital can support activities outside of the workplace, including
maintaining family and social relationships in the home, and
supporting work in the open air.