From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.
This site documents the process and the results.
Slashdot carries another story of interest today, particularly for Locative Media and hacktivist types: the Treo 650 has been hacked to run Linux. The project team is optimistic that phone functionality can be made to work under Linux. This could be an intriguing turn for the platform that most netPublics fellows use for their mobile telephony. With the upcoming launch of the Treo 700, Treos will be capable of running Palm, Windows Mobile, and Linux. Sounds like it's only a matter of time before technologies like VoIP become available. Over and over cell carriers have proven unwilling to let customers hack their platforms. Looks like they're going to have some trouble on their hands.