Locative Lab

researching locative media

Sony Mylo

Sony’s Mylo
is a really interesting device. I believe that these larger format
keyboard-based devices are the future (the present!). It’s a no-brainer
really, especially if you’re already a DS or PSP user. I remember
working on early wireless PDA solutions and there was always this
debate about size – does anyone really want to carry a large device?
The issue is framing again. Adults thinking about mobile phones, size
is important – slim, smaller, sleeker. PDAs seem like bricks. But for
kids who carry a DS – which they do – then the comparison isn’t with
mobiles anymore, nor about size – it’s all about what can this thing do
and how “cool” it does it. Mylo brings all those increasingly
can’t-do-without Internet services into the “carry with me” space, NOT
the mobile phone space.






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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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