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October 21, 2003
Second Movie From Foo Camp: "GPS Tron"

This movie documents several Foo Folks demonstrating and observing Dan Egnor's GPS Tron game. This is a game that uses wireless technology and GPS devices to play a meat space two-player running game on a field of grass. I played it. It was totally cool. (The kind of thing I could have easily played all morning if I didn't have important videoing to do :-)

Part 1 explains the interface and shows some players in action (one player is the game's creator, Dan Egnor, the other is Anselm Hook).

In Part 2, Brandon Wiley and Anselm Hook give us some first hand accounts of how the game is played.

Also included in the "All" movie is a partial interview with Dan Egnor about how he built the game, its current bugs, and how he plans on addressing them.

This is from October 12, 2003.

GPS Tron - All (Small - 13 MB)

GPS Tron - Part 1 of 2
(Small - 5 MB)

GPS Tron - Part 2 of 2
(Small - 4 MB)

Posted by Lisa at 07:21 PM
Foo Camp Interviews: Dan Egnor

When Dan isn't working by day on Google's "Search By Location" service, he's creating gizmos like "GPS Tron." This interview starts off explaining how GPS Tron works, and then Dan goes on to talk a little about his impressions of Foo Camp.

This is from October 12, 2003.

Foo A-Z

Dan Egnor
(Small - 6 MB)

Posted by Lisa at 07:15 PM
October 17, 2003
Foo Camp Interviews: Anselm Hook

Anselm is working on "a mobile, location aware, many player game" called "Mites."

This is from October 12, 2003.

Foo A-Z

Anselm Hook
(Small - 4 MB)

Posted by Lisa at 02:46 PM
Foo Camp Interviews: Dav Coleman

Dav is translating his Globe Applet, which allows you to put pinpoints on a globe, to J2ME, so he can put it on cellphones.

This is from October 12, 2003.

Foo A-Z

Dav Coleman
(Small - 6 MB)

Posted by Lisa at 02:41 PM
October 15, 2003
Foo Camp Interviews: Mike Liebhold

This is from October 12, 2003.

Foo A-Z

Mike Liebhold
(Small - 9 MB)

Posted by Lisa at 08:23 AM
October 14, 2003
Foo Camp Interviews: Jason Harlan

This is from Foo Camp on Sunday, October 12, 2003.
The "Geolocation" connection is the Blogmapper app mentioned in the interview.

Here's Jason's Blog.

Foo A-Z

Jason Harlan
(Small - 8 MB)

Posted by Lisa at 07:13 AM
October 13, 2003
This Is A Blogmapper Test

Here I am, almost ready to post the first batch of Foo Movies, and now I've gone and gotten sidetracked on Blogmapper, a tool for generating code to specify the latitude and longitude of a geographical location so you can include your coordinates within blog entries. I don't know if I'm doing this right. But I suspect I'll find out soon.

(Update 10/14/03: Aha! I forgot to include the necessary JavaScript. Testing again now...)

I've embedded this code in this entry:

<span style="display:none" xmlns:geo="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#"> <geo:lat>38.07306</geo:lat> <geo:long>-122.693</geo:long> </span>


Just added this link for a test:

This is a test

Posted by Lisa at 09:15 PM