Monthly Archives: April 2010

SOMA World Games event – you’re invited!

Playing Rockband in the MLAB @ FAUIn the course of the SOMA project we invite *you* on April 22nd, 2010 to the „SOMA World Games“ event. On four different stages four different games will be played:

  • Rockband,
  • Singstar,
  • Wii Sports Ressort &
  • Tony Hawk Ride.

Be there and join our games!

Why? We want to investigate how multimedia content is created in such a social event, and how this content can be used for our self-organizational approach of detecting and presenting “situations of interest” (as, e.g., “crowd formation”).

This means that you will become photographed and filmed. But do not worry, the gathered content is just used for our research purposes and will not be published elsewhere.

When? Thursday, April 22nd, 2010, from 17.00 to 23.00

Where? Lakeside Labs GmbH, Lakeside B04b, 1st floor, 9020 Klagenfurt

Please register for this social event in our doodle poll under if you like to participate. There will be also plenty to eat and drink. We are looking forward to seeing you!

The SOMA Team

A refreshing selection of gender classes

While preparing my trip to the CHI 2010 in Atlanta I realized that I should get some classic game to play in my free time on my eee pc. I came to a site called featuring “good old games”. And see there was a spring sale including Gothic 2. While this is great in general the registration process contained an even better feature: a whole new selection of genders to choose from. Of course I chose to be the dude 🙂

Btw. I’ll be in Atlanta next week. So if you’re there drop me a line and we investigate the possibility of beer.