Serious Mobile Gaming

Sunday, 16 March 2008

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In the group blog “MediaShift Idea Lab” Leslie Rule posted “Gaming, Seriously” – expecting the development of “mobile gaming but in a serious way, the goal being to better understand the place in which we live and the community spaces we inhabit. Maybe it’s community oriented geo-caching or digital treasure hunting, maybe it’s creating your own digital overlay on the physical spaces you inhabit, thereby sharing the embedded cultural knowledge we all have.”

http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2008/03/gaming-seriously.html

Create-A-Scape – an example from the author for a serious gaming initiative:

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Will mscapers wear data gloves?

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Among the people at mscapeFest07 at Bristol were:

  • Yolande Kolstee, she is an officer for Innovation and Quality Care of the Royal Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, abbreviated KABK), The Hague, Netherlands, and projectleader of the AR+RFID Lab at Royal Academy of Art. She works closely together with

Yolande and Pieter are working with RFID technology already and now are thinking of using the data gloves of their augmented reality systems as another sensor for the mscape system. What their students are doing you can watch in the following two funny videos from the website of AR+RFID Lab via YouTube.
The English website of the AR+RFID lab is: www.kabk.nl/lab


Pointer: Report from mscapeFest07

Saturday, 8 December 2007

I wrote an article for stern.de on the mscapeFest07 and some location-based games presented at Bristol:
The headline is “Draußen spielen mit GPS“. (German only)


HP Labs Mediascape – Promotion from 3GSM ’07

Friday, 7 December 2007

A video from axsantan at YouTube: “HP Labs Mediascape demo announced at 3GSM”.


mscape ‘always something somewhere else’

Friday, 7 December 2007

The mscapeFest07 was good. Here comes another video on mscaper.

A video from 29fragiledays/YouTube: “Some user feedback on ‘always something somewhere else‘, a generative locative media experience built using the new Hewlett Packard mScape software.”

Author Duncan Speakman on ‘always something somewhere else‘:

“In the work the listener is asked to locate various substances that form the contemporary urban environment (glass, stone, concrete etc.). As they mark the location of each one they begin to hear interwoven stories connecting them to remote locations around the world, soundtracked with a generative music score. The narratives are progressed and concluded as the listener returns to the locations they chose. The piece is reflective and sometimes melancholy, it touches on issues of climate change and global awareness, but ultimately encourages the listener to treasure the moments around them…”


mscapeFest07

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Where? Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol (UK)
When? 3-4 december 2007
What? two day conference for mediascape enthusiasts, involving workshops mentored by industry professionals, speakers from a range of backgrounds, a showcase of mediascapes and plenty of networking
Registration closes on Monday, 19 November 2007!
More at http://www.mscapers.com/mscapeFest07