Jabberwocky was developed by members of the Urban Atmospheres group within Intel Research Berkeley.  The project was primarily an outgrowth of several months of studies and research on the concept of our urban Familiar Strangers. We invite you to view all of the materials and research artifacts from this project at the Official Familiar Strangers Research website.

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The Jabberwocky application as well as all research materials, processes, and results of brainstorming around the project are released openly and freely to everyone through the web.  This includes copies of surveys used in urban studies of people and place as well as a number of early prototype designs. All are freely available online.  We believe strongly in open dialogue and open collaboration of resources.  We are uninterested in social networking projects that conceal their development or restrict access.  The health of our urban landscapes is too important in this moment of technological sprawl to not involve actual urban inhabitants and users.

We are currently making arrangements to release the source code under a GNU Public License.


Urban Atmospheres at Intel Research