Like previous years current and former DTU Compute students have created mobile apps for Roskilde Festival as part of the partnership between DTU and Roskilde Festival and our research activities. The apps this year include:
The app lets you know, what the festival has to offer right here, right now.
Roskilde Festival Music Suggest
The app has been the Official Roskilde Labs app contest winner in 2013 and 2014. It help guests at Roskilde Festival explore artists playing at the festival and provide suggestions based on sources including Facebook, iTunes, and last.fm.
Roskilde Decibel 2014
The app allows you to visualize and track how much noise you are exposed to. You can get immediate measurement of the current sound level in decibel and noise levels directly on the Roskilde map. You can get achievements too by measuring sound levels around Roskilde’s stages or at specific times of the day.
Our paper on Crowds, Bluetooth and Rock’n’Roll: Understanding Music Festival Participant Behavior is available in arXiv. At a large music festival (8 days and 130,000+ participants) we applied Bluetooth sensing to discover Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones carried by the participants, which enabled us to observe patterns of behavior in terms of participant mobility and offline social interaction. An overall summary of the mobility data collected during the 8 day festival is shown below.
A nice popular summary of the article was made by MIT Technology Review in Music Festivals, Bluetooth Monitoring and the Behavior of Crowds.
This year at Roskilde Festival we are running a set of experiments by having festival participants using cool apps that have been developed by students in our lab:
– a massive social game where you infect others using Bluetooth and spread the ‘Orange Fever’
Hide and Seek
– a game about meeting new people at Roskilde Festival by means of your smartphone
– the app will collect ambient noise level showing the user the level of noise exposure s/he has been exposed to
– navigate between concerts in a tightly packed music schedule at Roskilde Festival 2012
– rate your music preferences and experiences and provide useful feedback
– browse the artists at Roskilde Festival 2012 and get personal recommendations
All apps can be downloaded from Google Play.
The Roskilde ’11 ArtistRecommender app developed by a team of DTU students Erik Beuschau, Michael Lunøe and Rasmus Theodorsen, as part of the festival courses in the Roskilde Festival powered by DTU Students initiative is now formally promoted by Roskilde Festival.
Also Berlingske has an article discussing ‘Smart apps for Roskilde Festival’ mentioning the Roskilde ’11 ArtistRecommender app.
DTU student Thor Riisbjerg Hedegaard won the Roskilde Festival developer competition with his concept ”Roskilde Hook Up”, which includes an app allowing festival participants to “hook up” with other camps or participants.
More information about the announcement of winners at the Roskilde Festival website.
The Roskilde ’11 ArtistRecommender mobile app for Android is now available in Android Market. The app is developed by a team of DTU students Erik Beuschau, Michael Lunøe and Rasmus Theodorsen, as part of the festival courses in the Roskilde Festival powered by DTU Students initiative.
The mobile app allow the user to browse the artists at Roskilde Festival 2011 and get personal recommendations based on music preferences. Download the app from Android Market.
Berlingske has an article (in danish) about our activities at the Roskilde Festival in collaboration with Lancaster University and Nokia. It discusses specifically our experiments with LocoMash. Nyhedsavisen has another article (in danish) describing the project.
The danish science portal videnskab.dk has two articles (in danish) about our research activities at the Roskilde Festival together with Lancaster University and Forum Nokia: