The new iphone has the capacity to encourage clustered activity within the digital domain. This will be reflected in the boost of new users on social networking sites, mobs descending on new applications, and in collaborative and collective ways that are still not imagined. By working with Google, incorporating GPS, and using the touch screen, among other features new methods for learning, locating, experiencing and accessing information will develop. In the rapidly expanding services available to internet users the use of Google on the iphone enables users to tap into to an established network.
I will be using this device over the next 18 months as a cultural probe, to gather information about people and their activities in relation to the definition of ‘one’s space’. I will monitor and track my movements using GPS and I will maintain a blog that describes my location, my emotions, and my discoveries. It will be a self-report of the experience of embodying the domain that is limitless, but encountered intimately in my hand.