We’ve been playing with the idea of ‘air drop’ technology for instant tactical collaboration in found spaces for a few years. I’m wondering if the new ‘PacketPC’ hardware really offers anything new and useful.
Within mediated space, that which is experienced may be physically present, or be delivered into the space digitally from afar. The phenomenology of perception in mediated space is contingent on the phenomenology of reception in such a space.
The experience of pervasive technologies as weightless is only a transitional state.
Roaming is only the first step towards weightless mobility: true weightless requires that data too is cast free from the ties of place.
While consumers continue to pay per-byte for access to the weightless web, there’s an unexplored opportunity for content owners to incentivise consumers’ selection of their sources of media rather than bootlegged copies.
Peer-to-peer frameworks need to acknowledge the need to transport ‘heavy data’ within their models, not outside it.