ITP Spring Show 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2-6pm & Monday, May 11, 5-9 pm

Anderson Miller

Urban Alpinist – Tools for Microlocative Gaming

Urban Alpinist is a game that uses location in latitude and longitude from the phone, a companion device for altitude, and rewards a team for climbing higher in the city than the other team.


People have just started to be able to, mediated by technology, find out where they are on the planet. Global infrastructure has now been built that enables this. This system is not perfect, and not even really accurate within shouting distance in a city – therefore, I’ve built a system and a game that use a trick I’ve developed to get a stronger location sense technologically.