Wireless Cultures at Tate Modern

Yesterday I attended the Wireless Cultures symposium at Tate Modern (archived here).

Two highlights: Tetsuo Kogawa’s ‘cooking show’ demonstration of Mini-FM, and Nancy Porter’s presentation. She works with Antenna Audio, who do audio tours for galleries. Last year they implemented a trial location-sensitive wifi guide system at the Tate using ruggedised iPaqs and some clever triangulation heuristics, with software from Pango Systems. Nice to see some people actually doing this stuff rather than just showing off vapourware and industrial design mockups.

A few thoughts on all of this to follow later in the week.