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Sun, Apr. 4th, 2004, 10:39 pm
Ooh, Shiny

Interesting article on Mogi, a location-based cell-phone game in Tokyo. I think Amy Jo Kim is dead-on right when she talks about it being interesting because it fits into your everyday life - that's the core point of my talk for ISEA this summer, about how technology needs to fit itself into understandable places in human lives, not vice versa.

Sun, Apr. 4th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)

I could so see this working down here. Perhaps you could tell the relevant parties that.

Not to mention a surefire English language market would give them an incentive to translate the whole thing without knowing it would work in Manhattan or London or something.

But part of me gets all squeamish about the fact that this game relies on GPS in cellphones, though I suppose you could look at it as learning to live with Big Brother rather than worrying about him.