H!ST0RY

Tagging originated as a net.art piece cultivated earlier this year by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the New Media Institute, two University of Georgia programs. Continuing the mission of using the wireless cloud over downtown Athens (WAGzone) as a test bed for emerging wireless technology, the two groups asked artists to develop artwork specifically for the wireless environment. Christopher "Kit" Hughes answered the call with this program for virtual graffiti. Tagging first debuted in demo form at the New Media Institute event Go Mobile or Go Home in April. Since then, Tagging has grown into a research project to push the limits of conventional WiFi interactivity. This research is possible through a CURO Research Fellowship.

RELATED L!NKS

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

New Media Institute

Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO)