Mudlarking in Deptford: Prototype toolkit

Sprake, Juliet. 2005. Mudlarking in Deptford: Prototype toolkit. [Design]

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'Mudlarking' developed a prototype toolkit for users to participate in and produce locative media-based guided tours. The research contributed to the emerging international agenda concerned with mobile learning drawing on pervasive technologies, content authoring & situated experience, creating a new interdisciplinary concept - '��e-touring'. Uniquely, the project used handheld computers and GPS technology, inviting participants to produce the tour as they took part, gathering imaginative responses then available to the next tour group.

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On-line report with images. Showcased at Futurelab, Open House 2005, the work was also presented at The Design History Society Conference, 2005; Computer Assisted Learning Conference, 2005; Tourism and Performance: Scripts, Stages and Stories International Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 2005; Handheld Learning Conference, 2005; the Children, Play and Locative Media Seminar, Hewlett Packard Labs, 2005. The research is published by Futurelab in What's So Great About SE8?, Kent, R., Carmichael, A. and Martin, B. eds Creative Lewisham Agency, London; in '��Evolving & Involving: a dynamic, participatory experience for mobile learners' International Conference on Seeing, Understanding, Learning in the Mobile Age, The Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and T-Mobile, Budapest, May 05; and by BECTA in Insight: observatory for new technologies & education, �'Policy &; Innovation in Education: Innovation' Jun 06. Exhibitions include: London Open House, Sept 05, 'What's so great about SE8?' Deptford Design 05, Cockpit Arts, Sept 05 and BETT, Jan 06. It was reported in, The Guardian, 7 Jun 05 & cited in the TES, 11 Feb 05 and 17 Jun 05.


GPS; e-touring; toolkit; Deptford

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30 June 2005

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27 Jun 2008 13:39

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