Exclusief DC-interview over Undersound.org met de progressieve Brits-Italiaanse I-designgirl Arianne Bassoli(1977)

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Arianne Bassoli is een Brits-Italiaanse webtech interaction designgirl als ook een ex Media Labs Europe als ook bezig met een van de meest coole peer-2-peer projecten in Europa. Een exclusief interview met deze markante Webtech Social Networking-girl die Openbaar Vervoer over de gehele wereld meer ritme gaat geven.

Undersound is een Brits p2p afstudeer-project(gesteund door EU-fondsen als www.bionets.org) aan de London School of Economics and Political Science dat sinds 2006 hoge ogen gooit. Gezien de huidige technieken en Social Networking-behoefte lijkt deze ontwikkeling ook zeer realistisch te gaan worden. Undersound.org is het mogelijk maken van het uitwisselen van muziek in de London Underground. Door middel van de smartphone, Bluetooth en een lokaal p2p netwerk moet het mogelijk gaan worden om muziek van vooral beginnende artiesten uit te gaan wisselen als ook de passagiers onderling. Een deel van het interview:

How did you get involved into this ambitious project?

- Basically we're 3 main designers, all PhD students from different schools. The design of the application is quite complex and, as you say, ambitious. It followed an ethnographic study that one of the designers, Johanna, conducted over last summer. As we do research this is important as it makes the design more grounded and situated, and also easier to be integrated with the environment it targets (in this case, the London Underground).

What is the basic Social Networking-idea behind Undersound?

- Our basic idea is to provide a platform for emerging musicians to distribute the music they've produced, and for commuters to be entertained during their trip, and engage more with both the space the traverse and other people sharing it. You can find more information about the design on our website ( http://www.undersound.org), which you've probably already seen.

Could tell something more about the practical side and webtech integration?

-As far as the practical side of the project is concerned, we're now working on the undersound prototype, mainly in connection with a EU-funded project under which part of the project has been funded. The project is called BIONETS and is researching the next generation of wireless networks, which are decentralised and bio-inspired.

As Nokia is part of this project we're also talking to them to receive support as far as the mobile phone client is concerned. One of the main issues that we've found so far has in fact been the choice of the platform for implementation, as it is still challenging to create applications for mobile phones that are stable and compatible with various models. As we'd like to reach a wide coverage of people using the application, we decided to implement the prototype in J2ME, the lightweight version of Java that allows applications to run on various mobile phone models. In this case the application is only able to share data using Bluetooth, and this is why we're planning a different version developed in C for Symbian phones, which will allow us to use its WiFi functionalities.

Thank you and good luck with the project. - Het hele interview in delen op www.onlinemarketeer.tv

Meer over Arianna op haar eigen site

Patrick Petersen

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