Reviews #2

It’s an Imp Thing

by Jon Rogers

The Electric Imp is a device that directly connects the real world through sensors and actuators to the web. As Erik Shute from Mashable says, ‘Web enabled everything is a step closer today thanks to the programmable, pluggable network cards from Electic Imp’. You’ve worked on a Arduino? Great – so you know the potential!

This review explores the potential of the Electric Imp.

Strata-caster: A Virtual Environment 

by Joseph Farbrook, Keith Chester, Robert Martin, and William Price.

This is a review of the Strata-caster, an installation whereby a user moves through Second Life by means of a constrained wheelchair in front of a screen (Farbrook et al 2012).

This review reflects on the installation and provides a historical context from which to compare it’s achievements.