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Pause Festival workshop – Mapping people in space

Systems & Tools 26 October 2012 | 10.00am

Over the years we have done work with sensing and real-time information whether within the office or in the urban environment. The work is not only technical, we have been investigating design and cognition as well as patterns of behaviour and persuasion especially around communication, sustainaibility and resource use.

This November we are offering a workshop at the Pause Digital Festival in Melbourne with Francesco Anselmo from our London Lighting team. Francesco has been doing some fascinating work with proximity sensing networks and has run workshops in London and at this year’s SmartGeometry conference in New York.

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This workshop will provide an overview of location-based services and tracking systems. Francesco has been working on wearable tags and we will be thinking and testing how people inhabit and interact simultaneously in digital and physical space.

We will be using RFID (radio frequency identification), NFC (near field communication) standards, wi-fi and bluetooth hacking as well as sniffing with Arduino. Participants will be creating a building-wide proximity sensing network with Synapse RF100 and Processing.

So if you are a designer, hacker, tinkerer, enthusiast or just plain interested you are welcome to join in and get involved.

The workshop will be run with Aaron Tan from the University of Melbourne whom we met when co-sponsored the NASA Space Apps Challenge this year. Aaron worked on our Activity Sensing challenge.

Workshop details:

Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 6:00 PM – 7:30PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 9:00 AM – 6:00PM

215 Spring Street Melbourne


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Andrew Maher

Melbourne, Australia

“I lead Digital Innovation and my role is to develop new ways of working, delivering and communicating our services using the latest technological capabilities ranging from the way we engage with digital data, through to the use of new interactive design media.”

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