igfest mayhem!

One of the best weekends of the summer! Absolute chaos, such fun and that rosy glow of satisfaction at having done something different for a change. Simon Johnson’s igfest kicked off in spectacular fashion with Journey to the Centre of the Night, a game involving over 170 people who were emailed a secret location on …

Re: Pervasive Weather (where’s Facebook gone?)

I’ve been carrying out some very ‘in-depth’ studies into social network usage over our short-lived British Summer, and realised I’ve been using Facebook a lot less. Apparently my ‘phone-losing house-mate‘ hasn’t checked hers in a few days too and it raised the point relating to my pervasive weather post. We’re more likely to interact with …

Happy Packages lives on!

It’s been hard-core few months, as you might tell from the other blog posts and mediasandbox…a lot of fun, inspiring, challenging, and more than anything this project has opened hundreds of doors for everyone involved. A realisation dawned this week that we really are operating at the forefront of the pervasive media industry…things break, people …

Pervasive Fatigue

The ideas for Happy Packages could be great or they may stink, but hell it’s a research project and that’s what Thought Pie are meant to be finding out. Either way, no matter how good the implementation and delivery, something we’ll have to be wary of is Pervasive Fatigue. The Situation People who are constantly …

Anyone for a Gumstix?

Our new bit of lovely Bluetooth equipment arrived today, a Gumstix “Proximity Marketing device”! This box will be able to push out files over Bluetooth to enabled devices and comes with a mini antenna and some fun Bubble-wrap!

Happy Monday!

The Happy Packages site is now live! It’s up and beautiful at, http://www.happypackages.com It has details of all the projects Mobile Pie and Thought Den are exploring with the MediaSandbox research project and will be the public facing site for the projects.