Based on the concepts and scenarios produced in our second workshop, we decided to work on the design implications of such projects. More specifically, we realized the set of contexts (religion, music, etc.) the workshop participants worked on share common traits: the needs for a cloud infrastructure was fairly similar and let to the idea of a basic “data unit”. Such a mobile system would act as a mini-data center.
To some extent, it’s similar to Pogoplug, but it would be more tightly related to the context of use and inserted into specific artifacts and devices at home, our on the street; as represented on the following pictures:
The idea here is that this normalized version of the data unit can serve an almost-visible infrastructure : inside a church bench, a phone booth or a musical instrument.