HomeContact MeIFSTalulah
> Projects > Playa Computer > Playa Computer 2009
Playa Computer
Invisible Gold
Honda Insight
Pedal Generator
High Performance Lawn Mower
Photography Portfolio
Green Home
In Car GPS Systems
Spy Van
Shake Flashlights
Online Tarot Card Readings
Tea House
Desktop Backgrounds
Insight Battery

Playa Computer 2009

Playa Computer 2009
Playa Computer is like a window into a virtual world that you carry around the playa. It is like a computer that requires you to walk to new places to run different programs. Some of these programs use your movement like a mouse; for example a video game or a paint program. Other programs encourage you to explore or encourage people to interact.

It is a community device. The hardware is within the budget of most burners. For $100-$150, a person will be able to buy a GPS car navigation system (useful in regular life) and download/install the playa computer software ahead of time. It may also be available as a kiosk art installation with devices to borrow.

Eventually, I want to start an online community of contributors with creative ideas for next year's software. The programming environment is simple enough for beginners, and I would like to include different levels for people to contribute. Grant money can elevate it to a project available to more than just my group of friends.

Download: playa_computer.pdf