Cornell's University's geeplog -- "Like ghosts in midair, such remarks surfaced whenever the palmtop, equipped with a small Global Positioning System unit, was carried to any of the spots where they were written a year or two ago."
Like photography and film , context-aware devices are being independently invented all over the place. This is nice, since they are all about context to begin with. Beyond the Cornell experiment and the headmap folk blogged earlier, there is the developing Urban Tapestries project (which may be clearer in its execution than in its explanation) and the Invisible Ideas demo developed by Smart Worlds.
I want specific geeplogs developed for New York City. A context-aware mobile index of first kisses, for example, or alerts for long-lost items of purely sentimental value. An expanding, permanent, universal missing house, except that now the houses don't have to be missing. Digital counter-monuments. I want Shimon Attie but in walkman form, know what I'm saying?Posted by kevin slavin at August 19, 2003 01:39 PM