‘Getting it up’ with mobile virtual graffiti

Coulton, Paul and Rashid, Omer and Garner, Philip (2006) ‘Getting it up’ with mobile virtual graffiti. In: 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, 2006-09-202006-09-22.

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Since the first appearance of modern man one trait of human behaviour appears to be an inherent desire to leave our mark on a particular object or space and controversial ‘SprayCan’ graffiti that appeared in the 1970s is but a modern extension of this phenomenon. The Mobspray project started out looking at the possibilities for allowing environmentally friendly location based virtual graffiti tagging using mobile phones equipped with a RFID reader/writer. However, our experiences produce aspects akin to the ‘tagging’ behaviour of ‘real’ writing crews and indeed behaviour often associated with gaming. This demonstration will show how both how simple and easy to use mobile phones equipped with RFID technology are, and how tangible objects can be used to create interesting mixed reality experiences for the modern urban landscape.

Item Type: Contribution to Conference (Poster)
Journal or Publication Title: 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 22904
Deposited By: Dr Paul Coulton
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2009 20:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2019 23:44
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22904

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