The Temporary Travel Office produces a variety of services relating to tourism and technology aimed at exploring the non-rational connections existing between public and private spaces. The Travel Office has operated in a variety of locations, including Missouri, Chicago, Southern California and Norway.
akamai technologies, which hosts & caches Internet content for other major companies, has just launched a new website that shows the aggregate network traffic to indicate the interest in major news events in real time. the website tracks the number of viewers per minute by geography from about 100 major news sites, & identifies the times of day when news viewing peaks in different parts of the world. the according visualization displays spikes in network traffic, revealing a 'coming wave of news demand' so websites can get prepared in time.
Call for proposals
The Infinite Genealogy: Intercultural Approaches to New Media Art
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, May 2006
The Infinite Genealogy is a conference for international scholars, artists, and researchers from a variety of fields to explore non-Western genealogies and intercultural understandings of contemporary new media art. Submissions are invited for papers and artists’ presentations and performances.
Deadline: December 1, 2005
Julian Bleecker, one of the most insightful observers of cyberculture, is involved with a startup, Visavisgames, which will be previewed Tuesday from 11-noon at Guerilla Studio's Games Atelier booth at SIGGRAPH:
We're developing a new kind of game experience using outdoor viewable mobile devices that anticipate the near-future of pervasive electronic gaming. These devices range in size from about that of a tiny laptop, to the size of a small book. We then configure these portable mobile devices with a GPS sensor that measure your location in the real world, and orientation sensors that can tell precisely where you're looking. This combination makes for designs that represent a true innovation in game play.