ActiveCampus EXPLORATION, 2002-05
Wireless Community Networking Applications (2002-present)
Producer/Director, Artistic Director of ActiveCampus Research Project.
(William Griswold, lead P.I.)
ActiveCampus / ActiveCampus EXPLORATION
Launch Dates: Sept.21- 24, 2002
The ActiveCampus project aimed to provide location-based services for educational networks and understand how such systems could be used. Activeclass enabled collaboration between students and professors by serving as a visual moderator for classroom interaction. ActiveCampus Explorer used a person's context, like location, to help engage them in campus life.
To enliven and awaken incoming UCSD students of the newly inaugurated Sixth College to a greater awareness and knowledge of UCSD's natural, social, and cultural resources.
To educate students to understand and express how art and technology are both the products and the creators of cultures
The Explorientation was carried out in small teams. Throughout their welcome week, students utilized the ActiveCampus Explorer - CHECK LINK (ACE) application, UCSD's campus-wide wireless network, and Hewlett Packard Jornada PDAs to navigate through a series of creative, intellectual and interpersonal challenges.
TRIGGER, TAG, AND TELL
Silkscreened flags near various campus student resources trigger an opportunity to "tag" the site, using ACE's digital grafitti function.
Students are challenged to navigate ACE's history layers to find clues to the lives & contributions of important UCSD alumni.