[iDC] Re: Interactive City: irrelevant mobile entertainment?

Mark Shepard mshepard at andinc.org
Wed Sep 6 17:13:58 EDT 2006

Hi Michael,

Welcome to the discussion. Its great to have someone practical on  
board who has vast amounts of real knowledge on responsive  
environments. Could you share some of what you've learned regarding  
how users may eventually appreciate and pay for such environments?

Best regards,

On Sep 5, 2006, at 6:56 PM, mafox wrote:

> All/
> Just an introduction: I keep thinking that I will have a little  
> time to
> write something meaningful but it will never happen.  I am now  
> about 70% in
> architectural practice and 40% in academia and miss my family and  
> sleep, yet
> I do keep filtering though these mails and it is the only list I still
> subscribe to.  I mostly cling to the mails by Omar and Usman that  
> seem to
> deal with the physical and tangible aspects of situated technologies.
> I founded the MIT Kinetic design group many moons ago that dealt
> specifically with Responsive Environments (it is now dead - and I  
> relocated
> to Los Angeles) That time was really interesting because although the
> intellectual foundations were quite old it seemed to pioneer both
> technological and economical feasibility.  I have become very  
> practical
> since then:  in that through building numerous full-scale  
> environments in
> teaching and practice seems to give vast amounts of real knowledge  
> of how
> users may eventually appreciate and pay for such environments.   
> Well, I
> actually did get out a fairly long introductory email! A few links:
> The very large-scale responsive environment that will open in two  
> weeks:
> http://ibubbles.blogspot.com/
> The MIT Kinetic Design Group _ retired because I am in LA:
> http://kdg.mit.edu/
> Robotecture: My teaching, and prototyping of responsive  
> environments at many
> universities
> http://www.robotecture.com
> My office: Focused on Interactive architecture and sustainability  
> (research
> section)
> http://www.foxlin.com/
> Hope to meet some of you in NY in October.
> /Michael
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