The Mobile City

Mobile phone walking tours of Venice, Italy will be available June 12th. The project is a result of a collaboration between MIT and The University of Architecture Venice, using video-equipped cell phones, PDAs, and location-based technology to create multimedia walking tours of lesser-known Venetian neighborhoods. The age of the digital flaneur is upon us.

In other mobile device news, DoCoMo is holding its first design competition, entitled “Keitai (portable) City.

    “How is the city, our immediate environment, developing under these circumstances? In times of great change, the city, in keeping with, or in critical reaction to, that change, has also undergone changes of guise or structure. What sorts of conditions will the city generate in the future, as the keitai becomes an integral part of our lifestyle?

via Future Feeder

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