I think there’s a danger calling anything intelligent. Not only technology, but also people! In high school my friends would tell me “there is no weird, because there is no normal”. Which I really still believe. This project, Intelligent Street, by the Swedish/UK group Ambigence, allows visitors to the “street” send SMS commands to change different aspects of a musical composition – so that visitors can control the audio ambience of the space. Not too original but their website looks nice – it will be interesting to see it in action. I did something similar to this with my SpeakerPhone project where a network of speakers could be controlled with a mobile phone and users could select patterns of sounds to play in the space as well as program their own sequences. My site’s not as nice – oh well.
BTW: here’s a list of lots of mobile related projects that have been going around. Thanks to Andrea Moed and Elizabeth Goodman for this partial list! There’s more links on Pervasive Gaming in my July blog entries as well:
SMS Micro Poetry:
Ideo’s SMS-driven window installation for BBC Interactive:
Blogs on your mobile phone:
More place annotation:
http://www.mee.tcd.ie/~ledoyle/textingglances.htm (this from my group)