ly around it, etc.
What I believe is necessary, and perhaps you have already worked with
these, is the kind of tech that's used in museums with wireless now. But
then there would have to be a central/distribution point.
Is there a way to use Wap/sms?
WAP, SMS, micro video, multi-channel sound, WIFI, are all possible today
for this kind of work, but the phones and service for all these media
mobile are possible on few models and not all services. And the US is
several years behind asia and europe in both model features and provider
services. In the UK one can use tag n'scan for graffitti projects and maps
to create something similar to the kinds of things we are doing, sharing a
map among a group - tag n'scan is a commercial service, and mobile provide
Orange provides the same capability in the UK. botfighters in scandanavia
and mogi in japan are location aware mobile games with sophisticated
graphics, which incorporate some of the ideas "locative media" practioners
address but in game format - surely, the one format that will survive!
For our work the screen space is helpful for navigational maps and media.
Also processing power, wireless card, stereo audio are important. so as
far as end users personal euqipment goes, laptops make the most sense in
the states now. but hopefully not for long. i will be the last onboard, my
students make fun of me for my unsophisticated telecom gadgets.
Finally, surely there are class/economic/political issues involved in
in terms of the technology?
Always, with new technolgies. once upon a time not everyone had clocks. i
don't mean that in a snide way, rather, it is hard to imagine what devices
captured theimagination of societies in different timeframes. and how
those same technolgoies are taken for granted today, those that aren't
Forgive me if I've missed some of the posts dealing with this.
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