"Sitting on a beach in Thailand and participating in conference in Stockholm by remote-controlling an ipad on a stick on wheels."

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Fri, Dec 13th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

On the Spotify Labs blog, Henrik Kniberg looks at what it is like to be sitting "on a beach in Thailand and participating in conference in Stockholm by remote-controlling an ipad on a stick on wheels." The experiment worked, even if there were some issues related to hearing, being heard and battery longevity.

The conference was an evening of lightning talks and open space (= big room with lots of mingling and small groups of informal conversations, like a cocktail party under the guise of a conference). Will I hear and see the presentations? Will I be able to roll around and freely participate in the open space? Will I feel like I’m really there?

My hypothesis was “I can fully participate in this conference using a double”.

So how did it work out?

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