weBLIMP is a participatory media installation that explores crowd collaboration in the context of navigation. Participants are conceptually miniaturized and placed inside the gondola of a remote controlled blimp. Through ludic activities, where interaction is motivated by curiously and exploration instead of from external defined tasks, the project creates a sense of play. Participants, or pilots, steer the blimp by shifting their collective center of gravity, which in turn “tilts” the blimp in the appropriate direction.
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