Addicted to location - powered by Nav N Go

General description

Hey! Are you addicted? To GPS and locative media? No? Well ...not yet! In no time you'll dive into these emerging and cool topics of technology, and make your hands really dirty by working on your own project! Use the streets and sights of Budapest -one of the coolest capitals in Europe- to learn how to create location-based media and how to use positioning systems in your daily life! Sounds great? We think so! ;) And if you haven't been convinced yet, well... Hungarian wines? Delicious food? Thermal baths? Crazy parties and hot summer nights?

C'mooon, it's all waiting for you! ;)

Academic information

Content and topics:
The academical part is directed by Kitchen Budapest (, a new media research lab, with help from several professionals from Europe.
  • Technology
    • Global Positioning System
    • Creative applications of RFID
    • The technology behind navigation systems (
    • The Arduino platform (
  • New media aspects
    • Overview of new media
    • Introduction to locative media and location-based media
    • Responsive environments within urban space
    • Experimental, hands-on project work
Learning goals and objectives:
To develop practical knowledge in location-related media, through getting familiar with technologies such as positioning systems (GPS), radio frequency identification (RFID) and microcontoroller platforms (Arduino).
Examination type:
project work
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
  • Real motivation on the topic
  • Cultural diversity
  • Motivation letter (and answers to the custom questions)

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

dormitory, weekend house
breakfast and dinner by organizers, lunch by cantine
public transport, train