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The Flow of Leisure Activities in and out Of Physical and Cyber Spaces of Cairo
Authors: Manal A.S. Abou El-Ela
Year: 2017
Keywords: Information Communication Technology (ICT), cyber space, physical space, leisure and entertainment activities.
Journal: Journal of Engineering and Applied Science (JEAS) Faculty of Engineering-Cairo University
Volume: 64
Issue: 2
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Local/International: International
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The impact of Information Communication Technology (ICT) on the physical space and peoples’ life style has been debated continuously since its widespread usage in the 90s. Some receive ICT with euphoria, others inform of frightful costs. The truth is not yet clear. Some technological changes might have minor effect on physical spaces, but others may be harmful; some may even be awkward, and the others may well be unexpected. To what extent does ICT change societies and urban spaces remain unclear at present. In studying and exploring ICT’s impact on people’s life style, designers and planners will form an image of what position does physical space stand in relation to the cyber. Is place still the matter of peoples and activities’ existence in space? How can urban designers define public spaces in the shade of the unpredictable advanced technology and the participation of digital activities? Will people be informed and connected in their physical spaces or is the virtual taking over? To answer these questions, research in the field must seek empirical evidence guided by conceptual claims. This paper attempts to add to the literature in the field regarding this with a primary focus on empirical evidence.

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