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Adele Simula
MEDIA LAB
1980, UNITED STATES

MYCOMOB: A MOBILE PHONE APPLICATION AND WEB COMMUNITY
Statement
Mycomob, an open source Java application for mobile phones, is a comprehensive mushroom hunting and identification guide with visual and written descriptions of roughly 300 mushroom species commonly found in Finland. There are different areas within the application that were specifically designed to aid beginner, intermediate and advanced mushroom hunters. Alongside the Mycomob mobile application is a web community, which acts as a portal. From the Mycomob website, people can download the application, communicate with others interested in mushrooms via the bulletin board and contribute to the application by uploading more visual and written descriptions of mushroom species and furthering the programming.
Biography
Born and raised in Southern California, Adele Simula attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. In 1998, Adele moved to London, UK where she attended the University of Westminster and achieved her BSc (hons) in Digital and Photographic Imaging in 2001. Afterwards, Adele worked as a New Media Designer until 2003 when she moved to Helsinki, Finland. In 2004 Adele started her MA studies at the Media Lab and finished in December 2006. Adele currently works as an interaction and UI designer for Linja Design Oy. Adele likes learning about mushrooms, training in Thai kickboxing and keeping planted aquariums.
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