Archive for March, 2007

Touch and The Landscape of Radio

March 13, 2007

Touch is a research project, led by Timo Arnall at the
Oslo School of Design & Architecture
(AHO), that investigates “the interfaces between mobile phones and physical objects through a technology called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)”.
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The Tangible Interactions course at AHO links closely to the Touch project, and students are currently working on various Touch relevant briefs.

The Landscape of Radio focuses on the invisible bubbles of radio magnetism, created by the ‘ubiquitous’ use of wireless communication that increasingly fills our physical environment. It will investigate possibilities for systems that lets us know when we are in a particular kind of field, and what functions, applications and services that field may offer.

Recommended references: Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne and Everyware by Adam Greenfield.