Re: [-empyre-] locative city, annotated space

Christina did mention one of our early projects, but I wanted to give an:
the most recent project we have exhibited is called interurban, info at

Additionally, jeff and i have been developing a new work this summer at
the Media Center in Huddersfield UK, which is an evolution of the
interurban project but using wireless AP?s to generate spontaneous content
- and not GPS. It is called the interpretive engine for various spots on
earth. This project will debut at spectropolis in manhattan October 1-3,
2004. A project diary with development details and related can be found
info on spectropolis

in response to Alan:

some online resources for wireless IT development ?

as for social networking and experimental wireless info:

for asiaspecific mobile  and IT news:
korea watch

my online resources for a seminar class I teach may be of interest:

Interesting to me: if the US lead the development of the internet and
instigated the dotcom boom, and if that boom was attributable to the
capitalist free market model, then Asia and Europe are leading development
of wireless IT. And I have to think that the socialist economic model is
ideal for this second IT revolution because of the pro-active role the
governments play in the development of national (or EU-wide) standards,
and because of a focused national effort to participate in the development
of the technology, and because the idea of social networks in these more
densely populated and more civic-minded societies comes naturally. In
doing research for my seminar, I found many examples of interesting
experimental work utilizing wireless IT in the U.S. (going back to late
1980?s with works by Terry Rueb and Scott Fisher) in the UK, in Finnland
and East Europe (Latvia, slovenia), but that the major projects addressing
large scale usage (in otherwords: where the technology is going) of
wireless are to be found in Asia. Asia has been almost completely absent
in mobile wireless conferences and exhibitions staged in the west. This
may be largely a language and cultural issue ? whereby ?cultural? applies
to the way new technologies are grown and implemented.

> If you can, perhaps some URLs about the state of these things here? The US
> is notorious for its slowness of adaptation; the cost is also relatively
> high.
> - Alan
> On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Naomi Spellman wrote:
>> 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?
>> Alan:
>> 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
>>>> this
>>>> 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
>> obsolete.
>>>> Forgive me if I've missed some of the posts dealing with this.
>>>> - Alan
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