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Layar in the wikipedia – How to improve and secure?

The English Wikipedia remains more than 3,4 million articles, the Dutch Wikipedia on the other hand less than one million, so I thought it should not be difficult to find an interesting subject for a new entry on this...
Your City, My City, Our Crowdsourced Social Cities

Your City, My City, Our Crowdsourced Social Cities

There’s a new dimension in town. The physical spaces we inhabit are being transformed by cellspace technologies (also referred to as mobile media, wireless media, or location-based media), where data is constantly being delivered to and extracted from mobile...

I Fly with my Little Spy! New Stealth Techno-Toys.

The recent debate about the proposed use of military-style surveillance drones in the United Kingdom, and further afield, has fuelled fears and given rise to concern over the continual erosion of the individual’s right to privacy and safety. ...
Augmented Reality through the appearance of a little green man

Augmented Reality through the appearance of a little green man

Meet Proto. This little green man appeared on my hand today when I was about to write this blog post. Off course he didn’t ‘just’ appear to me like the virgin Mary. His arrival was caused by an almost...

The immersive and interactive qualities of literature

In “Immersion vs. Interactivity: Virtual Reality and Literary Theory” Marie-Laure Ryan explores the problematics of Virtual literature. Marie-Laure Ryan is a literary scholar and critic. She has written several books and articles concerning narratology, fiction and cyberculture, and she...

Augmented Reality: A new way of learning?

Augmented Reality (AR) is no longer science fiction. The usage of AR is rising in our society. What is AR aiming on? On the enrichment of physical spaces with computer generated images and the availability of location based content....

Augmented Reality: From Interactive Music Videos to a New World Perspective

In this post I would like to continue on the subject of augmented reality implemented in our daily lives that is brought up bij Kesh. John Mayer is the first artist that has made an augmented reality videoclip. To...
Mixing Realities

Mixing Realities

Today my RSS feed list provided me with an interesting link that directed me to the coverage of the latest Diesel fasion show. It is not that I am particularly interested in Diesel clothing, on the contrary, but I...
Kick off! Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

Kick off! Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

RFID Hackers Camp kicks off at Westergasfabriek, the PICNIC 07 location. With a group of great hackers, designers and engineers the camp aims to bring together creativity, knowledge, and skills from various fields and disciplines to realize innovative and...

Smart Mobs: smart mob(ile)s or smart Men On Bits?

In this review, Howard Rheingold’s vision on the future of communication and interaction is explained, as layed out in his book ‘Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution’, 2002. Rheingold noted that SMS has been used for dating in teenage...
Come Out and Play Festival

Come Out and Play Festival

On September the 28th and 29th Amsterdam will be transformed into a huge playground. A wide variety of big urban games will take place in the city……You may choose to take virtual penalties with your cell phone, play Snake...

dr Leo Kannerhouse

This Thursday I will be visiting the Dr Leo Kanner house in the Netherlands. In this house there is a special multimedia theatre were people can experience the world through the eyes of a person with autism. The headquarters...

Diversionary Therapy Technology- a game that helps Australian burns sufferers

In this project children with serious burns get diverted during the treatment of their injuries. This project has won the Australian national award for collaboration. From their website: “ACID is working with the Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane to develop...