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    Virtual environments as situated techno-social performances: virtual West Cambridge case-study
    ROUDAVSKI, STANISLAV ; Li, Andrew I-kang; Gu, Ning; Park, Hyoung-June (CAADRIA (The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia), 2010)
    This paper focuses on Virtual West Cambridge – an interactive multimedia environment constructed to support design and development of a large-scale, long-term urban project. In architecture, such persistent, continuously-growing virtual environments are unusual. Consequently, they pose unique challenges in procurement, development, maintenance and utilization. This paper re-conceptualizes virtual environments as situated techno-social performances rather than software programs or multimedia representations and discusses how this re-conceptualisation can inform their understanding, design and utilisation.