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Scan Jose | www.scanjose.org
"Scan Jose is a mobile website and augmented reality browser that allows you to experience San Jose's history like you never have before. Using this website, you can view historic images from the collections of the San Jose Public Library and the Sourisseau Academy while actually visiting the locations those pictures were originally taken in. We invite you to write comments and add to the collective history of these important parts of San Jose's past. You can also view any of these stops in 3D with the Layar augmented reality browser. To do this, visit the iTunes app store or the Android Marketplace, download the Layar app, and search for 'Scan Jose'.


Scan Jose was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian."

[via this conversation: http://connectedlearning.tv/mobiles-and-informal-learning-spaces-libraries-and-museums ]
sanjose  mobile  history  california  sanjosepubliclibrary  sourisseauacademy  layar  augmentedreality  photography  atemporality  location  location-based  ar 
october 2013 by robertogreco
NYC Haunts | Online Leadership Program
"Global Kids has formed a partnership with The New York Public Library to start the NYC Haunts program. NYC Haunts is a program funded by the Hive NYC Learning Network in which students from the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan design and create location-based games using mobile technology and the ARIS platform. In NYC Haunts, the player takes on the role of a ghost detective who encounters the local residents who haunt the community until their issues can be resolved. The games are designed to be played in and around city libraries and will teach its players about the library collection, local history and global issues."
nypl  nyc  youth  globalkids  location  location-based  games  gaming  aris  mobile  manhattan  statenisland  bronx  projectideas  openstudioproject  nychaunts 
october 2013 by robertogreco
Inside The Silent History | Contents Magazine
"Horowitz has created a book-app chimera with the weight and flow of a good novel and the open-ended world-making potential of a collaborative game."

the first element was that I wanted to create a novel that you could somehow explore…system of field reporters…varied voice a strength…settled on the oral history format…

a Monday entry should feel different than a Friday

Semi-rational reverse-necessitation is probably a repeated theme throughout this project, I guess, and maybe also in everything else I do…

…the project is full of semi-comprehensible little resonances like that. I mean, it’s a lengthy book about the failures of language. It’s an oral history about people who can’t talk. It’s a digital book that is dependent upon engagement with the physical world. Etc. …

But the world is messy—these field reports only really exist via a weird combination of text, reader, and physical environment, far beyond anything we can hope to control. But I guess that’s what makes it exciting."
arg  gaming  games  location-based  interactivity  voices  collaboration  contentmagazine  fiction  oralhistory  fieldreporting  reverse-necessitation  messiness  edg  srg  interviews  storytelling  thesilenthistory  2012  elihorowitz  erinkissane  suddenoak 
october 2012 by robertogreco
ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone
"ARIS is a tool for you to make mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using the GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players will experience a virtual world of interactive characters, items and media placed in physical space."

[via: http://twitter.com/KornerstoneGuy/status/105744006423646208 ]
education  learning  design  technology  games  mobilegames  play  classideas  qrcodes  gps  interactive  storytelling  location-based  location  location-aware 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Shadow Cities, a New iPhone Video Game - Review - NYTimes.com
"I have played the future of mobile gaming. It is called Shadow Cities.

If you have an iPhone, you simply must try this game. Shadow Cities isn’t just the future of mobile gaming. It may actually be the most interesting, innovative, provocative and far-reaching video game in the world right now, on any system.

That’s a strong, perhaps outrageous, statement. But it’s merited because Shadow Cities delivers a radically fresh sort of engagement. Shadow Cities fully employs the abilities of the modern smartphone in the service of an entertainment experience that feels almost impossibly exciting and new."

"Until now games on phones and tablets have basically used those devices as small versions of traditional game machines; they did not allow you to play directly with other users in real time and they certainly took no note of where you were in the real world…

But in Shadow Cities the network and the real world it pervades become the game, which is so much more powerful."
iphone  ios  applications  shadowcities  via:adamgreenfield  situationist  place  games  gaming  toplay  2011  play  gps  location-based  location-aware  greyarea  psychogeography 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Neogeography - Wikipedia
"Neogeography literally means "new geography" (aka Volunteered Geographic Information), and is commonly applied to the usage of geographical techniques and tools used for personal and community activities or for utilization by a non-expert group of users. Application domains of neogeography are typically not formal or analytical.…

The term neogeography was first defined in its contemporary sense by Randall Szott on 7 April 2006, and elaborated on May 27, 2006. He argued for a broad scope, to include artists, psychogeography, and more. The technically-oriented aspects of the field, far more tightly defined than in Szott's definition, were outlined by Andrew Turner in his Introduction to Neogeography (O'Reilly, 2006). The contemporary use of the term, and the field in general, owes much of its inspiration to the locative media movement that sought to expand the use of location-based technologies to encompass personal expression and society."
design  mapping  geography  collaborative  slippymaps  gis  maps  cartography  location-based  psychogeography  randallszott  non-experts  amateur  amateurism  informal  community 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Wanderlust
"Wanderlust is an experimental location-based storytelling platform.

You can use Wanderlust anywhere in the world, as long as you're in the right type of place.

To begin a story, you might need to be at a bar, restaurant, cafe, or airport. And if the story moves to another location, that's where you'll need to go.

It's a new way of telling stories.

How does it work?

We use Foursquare's database of locations around the world and combine it with your phone's GPS to work out where you are.

Wanderlust also uses JQuery Mobile so it works on any smartphone without installation.

Why do I need Twitter?

We use Twitter to keep track of where you are in a story, no matter what device you're using. We promise we won't send out any posts from your account without your permission, and we certainly won't spam you or pass on your details!"
storytelling  locative  geolocation  stories  classideas  location-based  iphone  applications  sixtostart  foursquare  twitter  webapps  ios 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Instaprint - A location based photo booth for Instagram
"Instagram has brought the nostalgia of old Polaroid prints back to modern day, but deep down we all still miss the uniqueness of those square little photos you'd hold comfortably in your hand. So, we made Instaprint.

Each Instaprint box is set with its location or a specific hashtag. Any Instagram tagged with that location or hashtag will pop out of the Instaprint box, giving you a modern day photo booth.

To stay true to the old days, Instaprint uses a new printing technology developed by Zink. Similar to how instant film once worked, the color for the prints comes from the paper itself. No ink necessary."
photography  instagram  photobooth  polaroid  papernet  via:russelldavies  printing  print  location  location-based 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Shadow Cities | Your city is a game.
"Step in. Take the role of a modern mage, learn magic and see your surroundings with new eyes. Hunt Shadow Spirits and use spells and strategy to battle for the control of your city with other players.

Shadow Cities is a new location based MMORPG for iPhone. Neighborhoods and familiar streets are part of the game world that is visible to you through your iPhone. Your city is a game."
games  gaming  psychogeography  augmentedreality  iphone  mmorpg  geospatial  mobile  locative  location  pervasive  gps  shadowcities  ios  applications  location-based  location-aware  ar 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Soundtrack for a City | Quiet Babylon
"The client sits on phone, downloads soundtrack – custom for city – pulls from location API, & mixes sounds according to instructions. There’s cleverness sure, some audio gee-whizery secret sauce, all very patentable & proprietary that seamlessly pulls it together. As you make your way from uptown to downtown, tone shifts gradually, like in Mr Q’s park but moreso. Mr Q is strictly last century, he’s amateur hour hacker hobbyist. It’s laying copper when we could be putting up cell towers in Africa. Disney doesn’t know from happiest place on earth. On the server it’s all very user-friendly, very drag-n-drop. We show you map of city & your uploaded audio files. You can paint-in areas, just like Photoshop...Colour your regions & associate sounds accordingly. We crowdsourced the names of neighbourhoods from Flickr to give you suggested outlines, if you just wanna throw something together, but the real artist can paint down to the nearest half-meter."
audio  sound  ambient  cities  texture  gps  iphone  applications  rjdj  ambientawareness  location-based  soundpainting  maps  mapping  timmaly  quietbabylon  mobile  ar  ios  augmentedreality 
april 2010 by robertogreco
We Can Play Our Cities Like Instruments - D.U.S. - Design Under Sky
"The city becomes a useful digital playground of information. Cities would be designed to allow for citizen environment manipulation. Controlled from your phone turned remote control, transportation, dinner reservations are queued to your exact needs, a personal ambient soundtrack is sent through airwaves as you walk through the street.
urban  ubicomp  cities  locative  location-based  location-aware  geolocation  ambient  ambientawareness  sound  audio  immersion  landscape  design  experience  vurb 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Mary Meeker: Economy Is Recovering, Mobile Is Exploding, And The iPhone Is Awesome.
"Meeker thinks we’re in a new computing cycle with the mobile web. Meeker believes Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch are leading the way here, big time. She thinks the mobile web will be 10 times as big as the more traditional desktop Internet, and that it will grow much faster.
technology  economics  trends  iphone  apple  facebook  internet  digital  ecommerce  business  mobile  location-based  wifi  gps  3g  bluetooth 
november 2009 by robertogreco
BlockChalk
"BlockChalk is the voice of your neighborhood. Use it to talk to anyone, about anything.

It's anonymous, there's no sign-up and nothing to install (it runs entirely in your iPhone's browser). You can read more about it on our blog."
iphone  local  location  gps  hyperlocal  geolocation  digitalgraffiti  location-based  community  mobile  messaging  sandiego  ios  applications 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Old Map App
"Old Map App allows an iPhone user to explore the effects of time on geography and urban development.

The application displays layers of geo-referenced historical maps projected onto a modern coordinate system, so that the same location can be compared over time. Layers can be faded, adjusted, and explored freely. If the user is located with the region of the historical map, the user's position will be mapped on the old maps to the position of the compass indicator.

Several maps of New York City & Region are included from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. All are high-resolution scans from the Library of Congress."
iphone  applications  maps  mapping  history  nyc  via:migurski  csiap  ios  location-based 
may 2009 by robertogreco
graphpaper.com - Who Watches the Watchman?
"How do you make sure that the night watchman patrolling your factory floor or museum galleries...actually makes his rounds? How do you know he’s inspecting every hallway, floor & stairwell? How do you know he is not just spending every night sleeping at his desk? If you’re a technology designer, you might suggest using surveillance cameras or even GPS to track his location each night, right? But let’s make this interesting...go...back...[to]1900. What could you possibly do in 1900 to be absolutely sure a night watchman was making his full patrol? An elegant solution, designed and patented in 1901 by the German engineer A.A. Newman, is called the “watchclock”. It’s an ingenious mechanical device, slung over the shoulder like a canteen and powered by a simple wind-up spring mechanism. It precisely tracks and records a night watchman’s position in both space and time for the duration of every evening. It also generates a detailed, permanent & verifiable record of each night’s patrol."
watchmen  security  interface  history  technology  time  space  gps  surveillance  behavior  control  gadgets  location-based  chistopherfahey 
may 2009 by robertogreco
CopenCycle: SmartBiking - Bike Hugger [via: http://bikehugger.com/2009/03/bike-contrails.html]
"That means bikes are tagged and sharing data, including a “I crossed your Path” Facebook app. This convergence of tech and bikes is inevitable as mobile technologies becomes more available and reliable. At the Taipei Blogger Party, I asked Pankaj Kedia, a Director with Intel’s Mobile Internet Device Group, about a weather-proof MID and he replied that Toshiba had one (we’re looking for it). Just last week, we had a Purple Pedals bike at Hugga HQ and at we’ve talked at length with Dahon about enabling mobile technologies with their bikes.
bikes  mapping  contrails  maps  cities  location-based  location  geography 
march 2009 by robertogreco
iMob Hits The iPhone: Prepare To Become An Addict
"The game itself is too complex to fully describe in a few paragraphs, but the gameplay generally revolves around doing ‘jobs’, attacking other players to earn cash, and spending the proceeds to buy more powerful weapons and other items. It might not sound like much (especially given the lack of flashy graphics), but it can be incredibly addictive once you’ve gotten a grip on the basics."
iphone  applications  games  gaming  imob  gps  presence  location-based  csiap  ios 
february 2009 by robertogreco
The Demon-Haunted World
"I want to talk about cities, and “practical city magic” City Magic is a phrase I use a lot - I have a whole bunch of things tagged with ‘City Magic’ on delicious. Where next? It comes from a comic book I love called “The Invisibles” by Grant Morrison... Where next?"
mattjones  technology  ubicomp  everyware  psychogeography  urbancomputing  architecture  urban  cities  geography  local  location-based  location-aware  culture  infrastructure  archigram  presentation  2009  talk  webstock  gamechanging  future  pivotalmoments  mobile  phones  architects  design  history  networks  socialsoftware  situationist  botanicalls  behavior  environment  sustainability  exploration  urbanism  landscape  awareness  nuagevert  bignow  longhere 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Exporting the past into the future, or, “The Possibility Jelly lives on the hypersurface of the present” « Magical Nihilism
"I’m still convinced that hereish-and-soonish/thereish-and-thenish are the grain we need to be exploring rather than just connecting a network of the pulsing ‘blue-dot’."
location  locative  location-based  geolocation  dopplr  serendipity  spacetime  precision  gps  design  space  socialsoftware  interaction  mattjones  fireeagle  place  time  latitude  herish  nowish  future  past  present  hereandnow 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Beyond Latitude: 4 Innovative Location-Based Apps - ReadWriteWeb
"Google's Latitude was not the first location-based service on the market by any means. Here at RWW, we've been fans of other mobile social networking applications like Loopt and Brightkite as well as location-aware Twitter clients like Twinkle among others. So of course when we ran across some other smaller location-based services, we had to take a look. Each of the services listed below are doing something innovative that goes beyond Google's current offering. We just wish more people knew about them." Bliin, Toaí, Parallel Kingdom, and Radar
mobile  iphone  applications  outside.in  latitude  radar  location-based  geolocation  geocoding  google  location  maps  geotagging  mapping  gps  bliin  toaí  parallelkingdom  android  ios 
february 2009 by robertogreco
@ PSFK's Good Ideas Salon: What are the hot ideas in mobile? | Media | guardian.co.uk
"He sees mobile as something of a super power device and described something he calls "bionic noticing" -- obsessively recording curious things he sees around him, driven by this multi-capable device in his pocket. ... "We should be an embodied person in the world rather than a disembodied finger tickling a screen walking down the street. We need to unfold and unpack the screen into the world."" ... "We need to understand the difference between location and place. Computers and mobiles are very good at location, but we describe where we are as place, where culture meets location. Our whereabouts. Pirate maps, and scribbled landmarks. As long as we still have a bit of energy and money, that's where we going."
design  mattjones  dopplr  flickr  ubicomp  embodiment  mobile  maps  location  ideas  interaction  ui  place  everyware  cities  urban  urbanism  mapping  location-aware  location-based  street  innovation  future  iphone  observation  bionicnoticing  interestingness 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Mobile Phones Reveal the Behavior of Places and People: ETech 2009
"Our mission at SenseNetworks is to index the real world using location data. By harnessing this rich, natural and anonymized data, unprecedented possibilities emerge for user modeling, marketing, advertising, recommendation, search and collaborative filtering. Using machine learning algorithms, we can infer the context of a place and the tribe of a user from just their location data. It turns out that the flow and movement of people through the city (who is where and at what time) defines places and their character. Similarly, a person’s movement trail through the city reveals their personality and tribe. With location data, we build a network of places (how similar is place A to place B) and a network of people (how similar is person X to person Y). These networks let us cluster places and people as well as compute next-generation demographics and analytics."
etech  2009  sensenetworks  location-based  location  patterns  analytics  demographics  urban  mobile  phones 
january 2009 by robertogreco
The New 'Situation': Frameworks for Spatial Mediation: ETech 2009
"What does the platform look like that allows digital architects to layer interaction models from massively multiplayer gaming and wii-like gestural performance onto urban-scale environments? We are building software, initially for an amusement park in Dubai, that integrates the datastreams from thousands of modular sensor nodes into a high-resolution realtime spatial model of people and objects."
mmo  bencerveny  kevinslavin  areacode  stamendesign  location-based  sensors  wii  gaming  games  performance  datastreams  modeling  objects  etech  2009 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Inside the GPS Revolution: 10 Applications That Make the Most of Location
"Inside the GPS revolution it's more than maps and driving directions: location-aware phones and apps now deliver the hidden information that lets users make connections and interact with the world in ways they never imagined. The future is here and it's in your pocket." See also: http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/magazine/17-02/lp_guineapig?currentPage=all
iphone  android  applications  mobile  phones  gps  location-based  augmentedreality  location  ios  ar 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Hyperlinking the Real World - ReadWriteWeb
"This project goes beyond today's mapping applications like Google's Street View, for example, which first identifies your location either via GPS or triangulation and then shows you pictures of that area. Instead, MOBVIS actually lets you "see" the world through your mobile phone. This is computer vision, or rather, mobile vision."
augmentedreality  maps  location  location-based  geolocation  urbanism  mobile  mobvis  readwriteweb  trends  ar 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Gamasutra - Interview: Aspyr's Treasure Troves To Use DS As 'Real-Life Treasure Hunt'
""We're creating a real-life treasure hunt, and the DS and this software is acting as your treasure map, your trophy case, and your audiovisual canvas," ... For example, each item emits a distinct sound, which include musical notes and phonetic noises; the items can then be replicated and arranged on a Mario Paint-like musical grid. Like items and other custom creations, these resultant compositions can be traded with other players. But Leingang may be most excited about the subtle real-world activities his game might inspire. "We're using the DS' capabilities as a portable device above and beyond just the fact that I can put it in my pocket or sit on the couch or sit in the bathroom and play it. We're taking this thing and really flexing its muscles as being something that can travel anywhere across this globe," he said. He went on to explain some of the surprising effects the game has had on his own everyday routine in an effort to uncover fresh hotspots."
nintendo  ning  ds  games  gaming  location  location-based  wifi  videogames  hyperlocal 
december 2008 by robertogreco
saint etienne biennale 08: 'sugoroku' curated by catherine beaugrand
"curated by catherine beaugrand, 'sugoroku' is a city wide game which portrays the area of saint-étienne with the virtual world, through the use of tools which question the quality of public space. the purpose of the game is to get tourists and city dwellers alike, to go out into the city and investigate new unexplored territories. one is given a map of the routes which they can follow. along these designated paths, players can collect 'sugocodes' which they can use to play online. the codes can be entered via web, in exchange for virtual objects which represent industrial products manufactured in the city of saint-étienne. it's nice to go a little off the beaten path and experience parts of a city which aren't part of the normal tourist routine, but what's the big deal? these types of activities don't need to be orchestrated. people should just naturally explore and stumble upon gems and areas of a new city on their own terms. we don't need everything mapped out for us, do we?"
art  design  suguroku  cities  exploration  arg  place  games  play  maps  mapping  location  location-based  qrcodes  discovery 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Apple's Big Location Chance, Or When Is The iPhone Going To Use That GPS? - O'Reilly Radar
"Apple's iPhone is being heralded for all of its location-aware apps like Whrrl and Loopt. Unfortunately location-aware apps are currently crippled. I want a setting to record my location throughout the day. I want third-party apps that I trust to be able to access it. Until then Apple is crippling these apps' potential and not letting the iPhone live up to this Wired cover."
mobile  iphone  location  gps  apple  api  tracking  location-aware  location-based 
september 2008 by robertogreco
outside.in - RADAR
"Radar puts you at the center of the map and shows you everything going on nearby, wherever you are—from the stories on your street, to the events in your neighborhood, to the headlines in your city."
gps  handheld  local  mobile  search  news  location-aware  location-based  location  outside.in 
august 2008 by robertogreco
iPhone Apps We Like: Here I Am Location Sender
"If the recipient opens the resulting URL on their iPhone, it'll pop open the GMaps app and show exactly where you are, which can then be used as an endpoint for driving directions."
applications  location-based  location  iphone  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Macworld | iPhone Central | Review: NowLocal for iPhone
"We’ve already looked at Mobile News Network (), an application to help you keep up with what’s happening in your area of the world. Another entrant in this category is NowLocal;"
applications  iphone  local  location-based  news  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Adobe - Developer Center : The invisible city: Design in the age of intelligent maps
"In this condition of total urbanity, maps as navigational tools for the physical traversal of space are supplanted by intelligent maps for navigating a contemporary space in which the physical becomes a layer of data in a global informational space."
cartography  stamendesign  mapa  mapping  information  ubicomp  locative  location-based  geography  urbanism  trends  software  design  sociology  gps  gis  kazysvarnelis 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Near Future Laboratory » iPhone for Hertzian Space
"curious to see how platforms that are aware of location & support direct participation in creation of “apps”...away from desktop...can create new kinds of mechanisms for maintaining & knitting together networks of social relations & creation of new k
julianbleecker  iphone  applications  maps  mapping  space  architecture  social  locative  location-based  culture  knowledge  networks  networking  socialnetworks  urbanism  hertzianspace  geoweb  urbancomputing  twitter  platial  plazes  dodgeball  csiap  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Interactive City - Redefining the Basemap - Sant
"looks at the city as a space of events, defined by the ways in which it is used rather than the orthogonal geometry by which it is constructed; and highlights several key examples from the history of urban planning and art practice that provide models fo
mapping  gps  maps  situationist  wayfinding  urbanism  urban  theory  philosophy  locative  location-based  mobile  phones  collaborative 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Technology Liberation Front » Archive » The Next Great Technopanic: Wireless Geo-Location / Social Mapping
"likely harm is being greatly over-stated...self-help tools & controls are being completely ignored...if you do choose to purchase or use these services, you must take active steps to share your information to others"
via:preoccupations  children  location  locative  location-based  mapping  privacy  security  tracking  wireless  mobile 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Loopt Brings Yelp Reviews to 3G iPhone - ReadWriteWeb
"Loopt enables users to broadcast their status to a broad set of services and find interesting locations and reviews nearby. Their latest release for the iPhone integrates microblogging and reviews from Yelp into its interface"
iphone  applications  socialnetworking  location  location-based  locative  yelp  loopt  geography  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Richard Florida and The Creative Class Exchange: Location, Location, Location
"Not so long ago universities were closing down their geography departments. For my money GIS, (geographic information systems, high-tech mapping data and software) looks like it has to be one of the hottest fields around."
cities  geography  trends  location  location-based  locative  richardflorida  mapping  maps 
june 2008 by robertogreco
TOPP [Tagging of Pacific Predators] - "Follow the adventures of leatherback turtles, white sharks, elephant seals, salmon sharks, albatross, and 18 other species on TOPP"
"began in 2000 as one of 17 projects of the Census of Marine Life, an ambitious 10-year, 80-nation endeavor to assess and explain the diversity and abundance of life in the oceans, and where that life has lived, is living, and will live."
via:tomc  sharks  animals  biology  birds  classideas  data  environment  fish  geography  maps  mapping  reference  research  science  interactivity  locative  location-based  tagging  oceans  wildlife  nature  turtles  realtime  tracking  pacific  marine 
june 2008 by robertogreco
News & Culture in Silicon Valley | Technology News: Geowanking
"a group of high-tech map enthusiasts whose areas of expertise range from making customizable web maps (often built out of polygons) and geolocation software to map-based online storytelling and handheld devices that provide information about your environ
geocoding  geowanking  maps  mapping  location  location-based  humor  neologisms  annaleenewitz  webapps  geolocation  storytelling 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Sense Networks
"Sense Networks, Inc. indexes the real world using real-time and historical location data for predictive analytics across multiple industries."
mobile  phones  geotagging  gps  geocoding  data  location  location-based  location-aware  locative  mapping  datamining  maps  statistics  sensors  sensing  aggregator  realtime  privacy  geolocation  tracking 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Citysense - Powered by Sense Networks - "Citysense was built to show you where the action is, right now."
"Using a billion points of GPS and WiFi positioning data from the last few years – plus real-time feeds – Citysense sees S.F. from above and puts the top live hotspots in your hand. You don't even need to sign up, just go to citysense.com on your Blac
mobile  social  visualization  maps  mapping  iphone  sanfrancisco  aggregator  ubicomp  ubiquitous  geolocation  geotagging  gps  citysense  blackberry  bayarea  geography  data  location-based  locative  statistics  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  urbancomputing  urbanism  urban  travel  socialmedia  local 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Official Google Mobile Blog: Google enables Location-aware Applications for 3rd Party Developers
"we wanted 3rd party developers to also have access to the same location technology across multiple platforms. Gears for Windows Mobile and Android already contain location APIs and we expect to see an explosion of mobile applications that use location te
android  gps  google  location  locative  location-based  jaiku  iphone  mobile  phones  applications  maps  mapping  via:preoccupations  ios 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Citysense: Lets You Know What Everybody's Doing - O'Reilly Radar
"The current release of Citysense answers the question "Where's Everybody?" In the future you can expect Citysense to start to answer the question "Where's everybody like me?"."
location  mapping  maps  sensors  gps  realitymining  datamining  cities  privacy  citysense  visualization  data  mobile  phones  urban  tracking  technology  locative  location-based 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Hide & Seek Festival 2008 : Social Games and Playful Experiences
"The festival celebrates the creative and social aspects of gaming, and invites artists from all disciplines to experiment with game design as a creative tool. This year sees projects from Blast Theory, Gideon Reeling, Momus, Jane McGonigal, and Coney, as
games  play  gaming  events  arg  pervasive  festivals  london  architecture  art  cities  gamedesign  gps  location  locative  location-based  social  technology  biggames  blasttheory 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Location-based game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"one in which the game play somehow evolves and progresses via a player's location. Thus, location-based games almost always support some kind of localization technology, for example by using satellite positioning like GPS. "Urban gaming" or "Street Games
games  cities  urban  location-based  location  arg  pervasive  gps  play  gaming  gamedesign 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Technology Review: Smart Phone Suggests Things to Do
"New software uses artificial intelligence to infer your behavior and serve up appropriate lists of restaurants, stores, and events."
future  geoweb  mobile  location  phones  maps  mapping  local  locative  location-based 
june 2008 by robertogreco
trackstick
" We lead the world in the field of GPS technologies, tracking, and data collection techniques. We will continue to develop innovative products and software that can be used to protect families, help law enforcement personnel, and allow government agencie
googleearth  gps  hardware  privacy  tracking  arg  gadgets  location  location-based  locative  maps  mapping  surveillance 
june 2008 by robertogreco
You Are Not Here...is an urban tourism mash-up.
"It takes place in the streets of one city and invites participants to become meta-tourists of another city. Download a map, take your phone with you and go tour Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv or Baghdad through the streets of New York."
mapping  googlemaps  baghdad  iraq  telaviv  nyc  location  location-based  arg  virtual  tourism  society  globalism  geography  digitalstorytelling  mashup  narrative  mobile  phones  cities  interactive  urban 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Yelp plans splashy debut in location-aware mobile market | The Social - CNET News.com
"This will be Yelp's first foray into location-aware services, which are a hot and developing niche of the social Web. Some services, like Loopt and Brightkite, focus on charting your friends on a map; others, like Buzzd and Socialight (in the U.K.) run s
location  location-based  mobile  applications  maps  mapping  consumer  reviews 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Urban procedural rhetorics — transcript of my TWAB 2008 talk (Leapfroglog)
"Although I have great faith in the hackers & makers of this world, I do not think things need to be made harder for them than they already are. You can all (partly) influence the future shape of mobile technologies. I have one simple request: Please make
play  games  urbanism  ubicomp  cities  urban  arg  gaming  interaction  surveillance  public  theory  gamechanging  activism  via:adamgreenfield  mobs  flashmobs  space  place  creativity  innovation  psychology  parkour  skateboarding  location  location-based  ubiquitous  streetart  graffiti  gamedesign  interface  ux  skating  skateboards 
june 2008 by robertogreco
BuddyPing
"Buddyping is a whole new way of keeping in touch with people using your mobile. It enables you to pinpoint the location of your mates and invite them to join you if they are nearby."
mobile  phones  geography  geolocation  location  locative  location-based  awareness  ambientintimacy  socialsoftware  social  context-awareness  socialnetworks  socialnetworking 
may 2008 by robertogreco
GeoGraffiti - Verbal bulletin board for mobile phone users to exchange location-specific info!
"Your free verbal message board ... for exchanging location-specific community information ... any place with any mobile phone!"
mobile  phones  geotagging  location-based  location  geography  voice  audio  message 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Homo Ludens Ludens - Desire - we make money not art
"Names of actual urban WIFI zones (my favourite was called Familia Alvarez) are mapped and tagged like street-names in the exhibition space while aether waves with the same subjective names are also superimposed on the arts space, as playground."
games  play  maps  mapping  arg  gaming  nintendo  nintendods  wmmna  location-based  art 
may 2008 by robertogreco
The long here and the big now « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"The “long here” part is, I think, a little easier to make out; we’ve already seen how easily we can lay a persistently retrievable history of the things that are done and witnessed there over any place that can specified with lat/long coordinates. Whenever I’ve used the phrase “anchoring subjectivities,” this is what I was thinking of: place now has visible depth in time.

What about “the big now,” though? It’s shorthand for the enhanced and deepened sense of simultaneity – of the world’s massive parallelism – that certain digital artifacts lend us. The most concrete example I can come up with is my experience of Twitter, which, like one of the great NYTE visualizations, though more subtly and expressively, quite clearly reveals the great waves of activity and slumber sweeping over the globe. A ten-minute interval may see reports of friends’ experiencing rush-hour frustrations in the Bay Area, dining out in New York, and late night dancing in London, a notable lacuna in pings from Brussels or Torino or Helsinki, and then the first groggily pre-caffeinated dispatches from Seoul and Tokyo. For me, at least, it’s been difficult to see my New York through quite the same eyes, when every time I get my phone out I feel the entire planet’s deeper rhythms working themselves out.

I’m willing to bet that these are among the factors which will do the most to bend and shape our experience of urban place in the next few years to come."
adamgreenfield  experience  flickr  place  urban  twitter  time  technology  space  history  gamechanging  ephemeralization  urbanism  ubicomp  ubiquitous  location  locative  location-based  everyware  informatics  longhere  bignow 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Calit2 : ActiveCampus project
"ActiveClass enables collaboration between students & professors by serving as visual moderator for classroom discussion...Explorer uses person's context to help engage them in campus life...provides suite of location-based services such as buddy presence
sandiego  ucsd  presence  location-based  locative  awareness  education  learning  schools  colleges  universities  teaching  calit2  mobile  phones  mobility 
may 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] We do it for the war stories, right? - FireDopplGängEaglr
"The answer is yes. It means you can use (drum solo, please) Flickr::Upload::FireEagle to not only geotag your photos but, in turn, use your photos to update FireEagle itself."
fireeagle  dopplr  flickr  geotagging  photography  mobile  phones  nokia  locative  location  location-based  maps  mapping 
april 2008 by robertogreco
schweddy eagle (tecznotes)
"application I just wrote that yanks your location from Fire Eagle and tells you what NPR stations are in your area. You could use it with a jesus phone, perhaps in a rental car, to find quality radio wherever you happen to be."
fireeagle  radio  search  npr  local  locative  location-based 
april 2008 by robertogreco
brightkite.com
"Location-based social networking - Discover who visits your favorite places. See where your friends are and what they're up to, in real time. Meet people around you. Reveal your location, befriend, & chat with people around you.
brightkite  bikes  socialnetworking  notifications  mobile  phones  mobility  location  location-based  locative  awareness  proximity  communication  email  gps  im  services  sms  social  networks  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  geolocation  messaging  webapp  community  iphone  geotagging  twitter  tumblr  hyperlocal 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Brightkite Blog
"location-based social network that enables people to take their online profiles with them into the real-world and make real-world friends. Users can see where their friends are and what they’re up to all while maintaining comprehensive degrees of priva
brightkite  bikes  socialnetworking  notifications  mobile  phones  mobility  location  location-based  locative  awareness  proximity  communication  email  gps  im  services  sms  social  networks  socialsoftware  iphone 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Enkin: navigation reinvented
"new handheld navigation concept...displays location-based content in unique way that bridges gap between reality & classic map-like representations...combines GPS, orientation sensors, 3D graphics, live video, several web services and a novel user interf
android  google  geolocation  geotagging  visualization  location  location-based  locative  maps  navigation  wayfinding  gps  software  handheld  mobile  phones  embedded  mapping 
april 2008 by robertogreco
pachube.com :: connecting environments, patching the planet
"enables people to tag and share real time sensor data from objects, devices and spaces around the world...key aim is to facilitate interaction between remote environments, both physical and virtual. Apart from enabling direct connections between any two
data  environment  usmanhaque  via:timo  locative  location  location-based  ubicomp  spimes  everyware  pervasive  sensors  blogjects  sustainability  arduino  processing  geography  diy  aggregator  geotagging  maps  mapping  programming  electronics 
april 2008 by robertogreco
OpenSpime - project of WideTag Inc, technology infrastructure company providing hardware & software solutions for open Internet of Things
"Our technology enables individuals and corporations to better understand their environment, through the use of a series of GPS-enabled sensors. We provide a set of open APIs and communication protocols to manage the data collected."
geolocation  gps  spimes  rfid  sensors  climatechange  internet  network  hardware  brucesterling  ambient  location  locative  location-based  monitoring  everyware  future  ubicomp  ubiquitous  visualization  mobile  carbon  via:timo 
april 2008 by robertogreco
I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day
"Once this network is established, you’ll know everyone’s name who’s around you (if they choose to share it), and enough basic information to jog your memory if you know them, or meet them if there’s mutual interest."
iphone  applications  socialnetworking  networking  michaelarrington  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  future  nearfuture  experience  jaiku  attention  location  location-based  locative  location-aware  mobile  phones  socialmedia  trends  ios 
april 2008 by robertogreco
IPhone: Twinkle, the iPhone Twitter Client, Adds Location Features
"Twinkle lets you use the iPhone's location feature to add location data to your tweets. Not only that, there's a "near me" feature that can show you tweets from people within X miles of you, which is good for organizing a meetup or party"
iphone  twitter  location  location-based  locative  webapps  software 
april 2008 by robertogreco
MOBIlearn Project - Home
"MOBIlearn is a worldwide European-led research and development project exploring context-sensitive approaches to informal, problem-based and workplace learning by using key advances in mobile technologies."
informallearning  learning  personallearning  mobile  phones  location-based  locative  location  ambient  pervasive  ubicomp  everyware  presentations  mikesharples  games  wireless 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Mike Sharples
"Professor of Learning Sciences & Director of Learning Sciences Research Institute at University of Nottingham. The focus of the LSRI is to explore theories and practices of learning and to design and evaluate novel learning technologies and environments.
informallearning  learning  personallearning  mobile  phones  location-based  locative  location  ambient  pervasive  ubicomp  everyware  presentations  mikesharples  e-learning 
april 2008 by robertogreco
SlideShare » Mike Sharple: Disruptive Mobile Learning, Evaluation Methods for Mobile Learning, Ambient Learning
"Professor of Learning Sciences & Director of Learning Sciences Research Institute at University of Nottingham. The focus of the LSRI is to explore theories and practices of learning and to design and evaluate novel learning technologies and environments.
informallearning  learning  personallearning  mobile  phones  location-based  locative  location  ambient  pervasive  ubicomp  everyware  presentations  mikesharples 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Ambient Wood I
"outdoor playful learning experience. Pervasive technologies are used to digitally augment a woodland in a contextually relevant way, enhancing the ‘usual’ physical experience available to children exploring the outdoor world."
citizenship  environment  gaming  geography  geotagging  mobile  photography  video  education  phones  learning  objects  outdoors  experience  mobilelearning  pervasive  schools  location-based  locative  spimes  ubicomp  everyware  children  flickr 
april 2008 by robertogreco
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