Alone together: the past 20 years of remote connections

The playground of Blachford Tower

The pandemic seems to have triggered some investigation of how we connect remotely with others. Welcome to the last 20 years of HCI everyone! Seriously though, people have been researching how we connect with others and our surroundings in situations that are mediated by technology for a long time. So careful before you claim it’s all new, or pitch this to a VC. Here are a few key examples to learn from in case you’re starting from scratch:

I’m sure more will come to me, it’s been my bread and butter since 2010 to talk to people about all this, but it’s what I could put down quickly.