Venice goes mobile with Wi-Fi walking tours [Metropolis Magazine]

A collaboration between the Department of Urban Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Architecture Venice (IUAV), the project uses video-equipped cell phones, PDAs, and location-based technology to deliver multimedia walking tours of lesser-known Venetian neighborhoods. The mobile information system will not only provide visitors with a truer taste of the city, but also, organisers hope, create technology and content-production jobs for residents, luring them to stay.

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