On 12 September 2007, Distance Lab hosted an Open Studio event focussed on the themes of "Smart Cities" and "Sports over a Distance".

This is the presentation by Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, a PhD candidate in Interaction Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Floyd presented his work in the areas of "Exertion Interfaces" and "Sports over a Distance" in which participants in different parts of the world can play a physically exhausting sport together. Such interfaces may better support social bonding and the building of trust over a distance than conventional online experiences. Floyd spent several months at Distance Lab working on a new prototype in this research area.

Earlier, Floyd led the research group "Connecting People" at CSIRO in Australia. He holds a Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and a 4-year degree in Digital Media from FH Furtwangen, Germany.


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