[Geowanking] Re: [headmap-code] 'geotag everything' workout at EtCon 2004 ?
mnl at well.com
Thu Sep 18 14:39:54 PDT 2003
This is great. Let me add that, as much as possible we should be
spectrum agnostic. 802.11 indoors, gps outdoors. I believe there's a
cheap 2-way IP ethernet over the UHF band. Does anybody remember thename
of the company that offered services in San Jose too? They're back on
Here's a list of free San Diego wifi hotspots
<http://airshare.org/share/nodes/index.cfm>. from the local Airshare.org
<http://airshare.org/learn/> community wireless cooperative. And,
lmost every wireless tech company has a research lab in San Diego .
There's usable spectrum all around.
The 'songlines' theme is brilliant too. We should find additional
dramatic, cognitive metaphors too, for a full range of modalities for
both local users and visitor to encode, knowledge, ideas and art.
Marc Tuters wrote:
> Mike Liebhold wrote:
>> Why stop part way? How about a 'geotag everything' workout at EtCon 2004
> now that's what i'm talkin about... what about this for a start:
> For Etcon 2004, we (sign up here) propose a networked interface
> installation for location-based digital content (sound, text messages,
> and video files), geographically encoded to various discrete locations
> around and between the festival's venues, and indee through San Diego.
> The installation will involve the creation of thousands files, links
> and messages geo-encoded throughout the city for participants to
> interface with through their wireless location-aware devices.
> For metaphors we propose the concepts of 'song-line' navigation and
> graffiti. The song line is a mnemonic device from an Australian
> nomadic tradition that functions as an interactive map for the terrain
> whereby tribesman 'walk the line' while chanting, enabling them to
> psychically 'upload' information stored in the line by predecessors as
> well as to 'download' their own experiences into the song line, whilst
> graffiti is a more modern nomadic tradition, based on territorial
> encoding. The graffiti element encourages people to leave their own
> annotations as well.
> The proposed acoustic guides and graffiti annotations would be
> accessible to Etcon participants through networked wireless devices
> interfacing with GPS devices, and an 802.11 positioning application
> developed by The Locative Media Lab. With said augmentation to their
> own wireless devices, Etcon participants will be able achieve a
> positioning accuracy of up to 5 meters, in real time.
> The multi-media content of the song lines will reflect the local
> themes picturesque streets, gorgeous beaches, history, culture, great
> party bars. On-the-fly annotations can be left whatever format the
> users device is able to encode, picture phones will be leave behind
> snapshots (particularly form the bars).
> The initial 'song line' content which users then add to, would be
> created by some locative media artists who could work in mixed,
> locative media, geographiti, gps-drawing, gps fotomaps, gps-reality
> games, head-mounted displays (anyone of whom may also slip into
> formalisms like 'item property tables' geo-rdf graphs, 'gps waypoints'
> 'geonotes' etc.)
> The project requires an extensive broadband wireless network from
> which users can also obtain their position in the case of WiFi, or to
> be connected to a positioning-enabled device fo those using the GPRS
> or 1x network (whom will have much more flexibility that way).
>> We could create conference wiki maps with links to everyone's weird hax.
>> Marc Tuters wrote:
>>>>ETech == ETCon == Emerging Technology Conference... Sure, I think a
>>>>geo hack session would rock, and we can probably get ORA to generate
>>>>any level of buzz about it that we wanted... What sorts of goals were
>>>>you guys thinking of for an event like this?
>>>Saul Albert proposed the following:
>>>- create or customise a useful ontology/namespace editor. I know Jo (Walsh) is
>>>already working on one of these for Mute - but it would be good to get
>>>presentations, developments and more opinions.
>>>- work on a very general resource-sharing ontology - that would be
>>> the basis for the device Ben (Russel) was talking about - I have ... books,
>>> etc. This would link in nicely with the ontology editor - if you want to make
>>> the resource set extensible.
>>>- SVG SVG SVG. need more SVG - again I know jo's been working on it, but I'd
>>> really like to see a kind of SVG based visualisation of structured data for
>>> maps, links etc - linked to a collaborative system such as
>>> http://openguides.net. That would make me very happy.
>>>I'd add the signal agnostic radio traingulation mapper as an ambitious goal...
>>>Also, we could bring the code to a WiFi triangulation software to the table,
>>>that could use alot of work to make it work with multiple cards and platforms...
>>>headmap-code mailing list
>>>headmap-code at headmap.org
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