Mobile Bristol, a research project at HP Labs in Bristol (UK) is
one of three projects that are "short-listed" in
the Innovative Project of the Year category in the prestigious
Computing Awards for Excellence 2004 competition. The annual
competition is organized by Computing magazine, one of the most
authoritative IT publications in Europe.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on
Mobile Bristol is a joint project founded by HP Labs, Bristol
University and the Appliance Studio. Its aim is to provide
an experimental test-bed for technology and user research
in pervasive mobile media. The vision of the test-bed is
to provide a digital canvas over the city onto which rich,
situated digital experiences can be delivered and new commercial
ventures can be explored.
Mobile Bristol projects have included what is believed to
be the world's first global positioning system "radio
play"' recreating the 1831 Queen's Square riot in Bristol
which erupted after a political reform bill was defeated
For more information:
Computing magazine's review of Mobile Bristol
HP Labs Technology and Lifestyle research
Wifi Voyage: HP Labs turns
Bristol (UK) history into a virtual "experience"