Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pirkka Åman: SoundAbout – Platform for Location Based Mobile Music Services

Pirkka Åman at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and Musiquitous, looks at various platforms for location based music services with research and design-oriented goals: to develop new kinds of music service concepts and gather expert knowledge about these features. Three main concepts: "Sounds of Helsinki," "Musical Geocaching," and "Musical hotspots/Soundtrails." How to appropriate social/public space with sounds. He ends with a series of questions directed to the audience: Feasibility of the concepts? Who & Why, In what kind of situations would you want to use these kind of services? The best concept/most feasible? Additional features?

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