"On 25th May 2004, fifty bottles containing messages were released into the sea off the south-east coast of England near Ramsgate Maritime Museum, Kent.
The intended destination of the bottles is The Chatham Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The islands, which are 800km east of mainland New Zealand, are the nearest inhabited land to the precise location on the opposite side of the world to Ramsgate Maritime Museum. It is anticipated that the bottles may be found several times before reaching the Chatham Islands.
Several of the bottles are being tracked using GPS technology and are programmed to send their longitude and latitude coordinates back to Ramsgate every hour.
The information they transmit is used to create a real time drawing of their progress."
Call for Papers Persuasive 07
Can a web site persuade you to be politically active?
Can a mobile phone motivate you to exercise more?
Does instant feedback on gasoline use change how people drive?
Do online rating systems inspire people to behave better online?
PERSUASIVE 07 will focus on how digital technology can motivate and influence people.
This event will bring together researchers, designers, and developers interested in computers designed to change human attitudes and behaviors in positive ways.
Key themes of PERSUASIVE 07 include health, education, sustainability, productivity, social relationships, trust, ethics and more. Technologies of interest include web sites, mobile phones, video games, and electronic devices, among others.
Etichette: persuasive technology