Jared Lamenzo bills OpenPath, which won $32,500, as a tool for mobile, location-based, collaborative learning in real time. The idea is to connect users with relevant resources, events, and experiences based on their profiles and their geographic location.
A tourist, for example, could take a self-guided tour with OpenPath serving up images, videos, or articles based on where the user is. Walking past a museum might trigger a push notification about a current exhibition featuring an artist the user has liked on Facebook. Users also could share in real time; with 1Gbps speed and deeply programmable networks, "the usual clunkiness expected of live video goes away," according to Lamenzo, "and more detailed resolution brings to life what otherwise would be pixelated or intermittent."