Pervasive Fatigue

March 4th, 2008

The ideas for Happy Packages could be great or they may stink, but hell it’s a research project and that’s what Thought Pie are meant to be finding out. Either way, no matter how good the implementation and delivery, something we’ll have to be wary of is Pervasive Fatigue. The Situation People who are constantly

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Anyone for a Gumstix?

March 3rd, 2008

Our new bit of lovely Bluetooth equipment arrived today, a Gumstix “Proximity Marketing device”! This box will be able to push out files over Bluetooth to enabled devices and comes with a mini antenna and some fun Bubble-wrap!

Happy Monday!

February 25th, 2008

The Happy Packages site is now live! It’s up and beautiful at, It has details of all the projects Mobile Pie and Thought Den are exploring with the MediaSandbox research project and will be the public facing site for the projects.

Mobile SPAM Pirates

February 6th, 2008

[kml_flashembed movie=”” height=”500″ width=”400″ /] Is the new term given to people who send unsolicited files in a Bluetooth zone posing as the people visually transmitting.

Field Research, part 3, Distance

February 5th, 2008

Today we checked the distance we can deliver our content from when broadcasting from a raised position in the office.

Our pervasive acorn, will big things grow?

February 5th, 2008

We’re not trying to bite the digital hand that feeds us, however a few questions are being raised as to whether the time is right to start producing pervasive applications for the real world? Is handset technology at a ripe state to start picking at the branches of Bluetooth, Wifi and GPS? For example,

Field Research, Part 1, Chased by ‘fanny’

February 1st, 2008

Wow, what a lovely day it was Wednesday the 30th! So not a good day for Thought Den and Mobile Pie to stay in, and as such we headed out into the big wide “real” world to do some initial Gopping tests. We mainly focused on a few areas around town Fountains, KFC, Galleries and

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