Mobile Computing

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“We first removed the hood and seat part (they are detachable as part of the rickshaw’s design) as these were impractical for our use. This left us with a flat platform on the back of a sturdy three-wheeled machine.

…Next we added an armchair which we happened to have lying around (left over from the Lost Vagueness area of Glastonbury festival), then a pair of ElectroVoice stage monitor speakers facing outwards with pasting table on top of these. This formed a table suitable for putting a laptop on. We then constructed a wooden frame that held the speakers, armchair and table in place and also provided us with support for a canopy to protect the ‘internaut’ and laptop screen from the Sun’s rays.”

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