I couldn’t find the room for the panel about getting users to contribute content so I ducked into a panel about Geo cache games… which ended up being very interesting.
I had heard of the traditional GPS treasure hunt type thing, but these guys took it way beyond that by meshing GPS, new technologies, and very wild imaginations to create real-world digital games.
Much of the panel was spent discussing “how the iPhone may change the shape of geolocaiton gaming?”
Jeremy Irish- “Still waiting till iPhone actually has GPS in it.”
Also, the term “fuzzy location” was tossed around frequently.
One interesting point that Pacmanhattaner Denis Crowley made was that “the games get a lot of attention but they’ve only been played by a handful of people...for all the press that Pacmanahattan got only ten people played it."