Comob is a digital arts project that explores the potential for collaborative mapping with GPS technology. Comob was developed as a research tool to explore social and spatial relationships between people in motion.
There are a free iPhone and Nokia applications that support this research. The software allows members of groups to see each others movement in real time on their mobile phones. The group is linked together by a line that shows their relative spatial distribution.
Comob was initiated as a digital arts project to explore social relationships. The software has been used in workshops throughout 2009. These workshops are integral to the development process and allow us to see how groups respond to the software and interpret how it can be used. The three main workshops took place at Futuresonic 09 (May), ISEA 09 (August) and Edinburgh College of Art (September).
Comob running on an iPhone