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Porta-Pack: A mobile network on the go


One of the projects from we-make-money-not-art.com‘s blogging of the New Cultural Networks conference in Amsterdam: the Porta-Pack:

“Together with Ilze Black and Alexei Blinov, Chu Lea created porta-pack, a mobile network on the go.

It includes a modified wifi network system, a webcam, a signal-generation device and a GPS tracking unit.

Through this wireless transmission device, people are able to interact and communicate regardless of geographical boundaries and without obstructions. You might develop a different connection with the people around you. You used to discuss mostly with people living at the other side of the planet and with the portapack you get out in the street and meet your neighbours.”


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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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