A couple of interesting post this week in the land of blogs, first one that I came across was “Mobilisable at Arts Deco In Paris” posted on “Pasta & Vinegar” 3rd Decemeber 2008. This was a conference held in Paris called “Mobilisable” that was organised at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs”.  Nicolas Nova the author of “Pasta & Vinegar” attended the conference; his post discusses how the conference was a scientific and art event focussing on mobility and the hybirdization of technologies, environments, objects and people.  Nicolas further discusses how the event highlighted issues relating to interaction design, new media art and new mapping forms.
There is a detailed  report of the conference posted on Nicolas’s blog, check it out.

Secondly Dan Hill from the “City of Sound” blog had a post back on August 22, 2008 about wi-fi at the State Library of Queensland called “Post-occupancy evaluations of public wi-fi”.  Dan was researching the usage patterns of wi-fi from various quantitative and qualitative perspectives.  His recent post on November 08, 2008 called “Wi-fi structures and people shapes” (http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2008/11/wi-fi-structure.html) follows up on his initial research where he has collaborated a series of sketch ups showing constructed snapshots of wi-fi signal strength around the library.

Posted by: Joel Fredericks