Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Ken Anderson of Intel's People and Practices Research Lab (PAPR) will be visiting INCITE on Friday this week. There is much talking, reading and eating in planning for the day and I look forward to hearing how it goes as I won't be there for it.

I was recently sent a link to Urban Challenge, a public transport treasure hunt in the city. People race around the city with a sheet of clues and a camera phone and have to take photos as evidence of their results in the correct order. There is about $50,000 for the winners of the many heats scheduled all through the U.S until November. I was disappointed in the lack of any other location based wireless applications but it's a simple system and would still be fun. Given my propensity these days towards public transport, I'd like to see this challenge in action in London.