The paper will accomplish this by summarizing the methods used to collect data, analyses, and findings in order to understand the sociological perspective outlined in the paper.
The article represents Hampton work in trying to understand how technology particularly the use of mobile phones is affecting the social interaction between peoples in comparison with the use of public space in selected areas. The study involved collecting films of people in major urban areas such as the New York public library to find the interaction of the people around. His study was a continuation of the earlier work that was started by Whyte in 1970s who studied how people behaved in public spaces by use of films (Oppenheimer, 2014).
The project would bring revolution in the urban planning by shifting the perception of people about the public space interaction. The project aimed on how to make live of people happier by trying to come up with policies that would change the city and public space orientation to suit the need of the peoples for maximum interaction.
First, Hampton tried to understand how technology was affecting people interaction by carrying out an experiment on wired living that was sponsored by the IBM and Apple consortium that wanted to change the Ontario, which was a suburb into a modern city and market. He spent time collecting film and interviewing the neighbors in order to find out the effects of technology on social interaction.
In 2007, Hampton and his team attended a forum that was organized by Project for Public Space (P.P.S) organization. The forum was set to propagate the methods used by Whyte to planners and researchers to provide insight for future research work (Oppenheimer, 2014). This forum formed the basis of Hampton research when he got the opportunity of accessing the P.P.S films used by Whyte. Hampton research involved comparing the P.P.S films obtained and the films he took