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The geolocation capabilities of smartphones are fantastic and well documented, so if your project requires you to locate people outside, you’re pretty well covered. But what do you do if you need to locate and identify participants indoors? This presentation will provide an introduction to a range of techniques for finding people within a predefined space. It will cover everything from optical tracking and WiFi monitoring to the more recently available iBeacon, and discuss how you can incorporate these techniques into your creative coding projects.
Edward Keeble was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1984 and received a BFA in New Media from Ryerson University. A long-time resident of Toronto, he moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2013 to pursue danger and art. Of particular interest to him are projects which explore technologically-mediated social interactions and device-human relations.
He has built really big screens, multi-touch walls, mobile apps, interactive installations and web applications at Globacore, Fabrica, SiG@MaRS and DreamNow. His work has been exhibited in Canada and Europe and featured on Make: Online, Gizmodo and the Discovery Channel.