The work and comment of Roger Ibars‘ about interaction make me think of it once again. This is not something new,it is the ongoing debate of how interaction should be between the user and the device/application. His approach is leaning towards entertainment, so right and agreeable, although I must say I find him kind of biased by the concept of joysticks. Hacking a regular controller and tying it to someone in a different context was something I have been looking forward to. It looks like he has been doing this for a while.
Still, I want to brainstorm more about this area and come up with at least something I can put in my room and play when I got bored.
Nicolas (From Pasta and Vinegar) explains a nice point of different results of location awareness through mobile apps. It turns out that sometimes getting the location of your colleague automatically doesn’t help to communicate,and having lack of availability of this information push you to communicate more with him/her. I think this is a really good point in an era where we think if something is done in technological terms then it is a good thing. Still as far as the technology goes there is this website navizon and they offer a location based system where users periodically update their surrounding wi-fi locations and make it shared so that users without can benefit from that. (P2P wireless positioning.) It is a good approach, as it will allow us to point ourselves without the help of GPS in the long run.