Tapio Mäkelä is a researcher and media artist based in Manchester, UK and Helsinki, Finland. He is currently an AHRC Research Fellow at the Department of Creative Technology at the University of Salford. He is working on a book about social and cultural uses of location based media. Mäkelä is a co-founder of Marin Association and M.A.R.I.N. (Media Art Research Interdisciplinary Network), an art, science and ecology research residency and network initiative. He has recently been researcher as part of a Finnish Arts Council and Academy of Finland funded project, USED, based at HIIT (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology) and m-cult, Finnish Centre for New Media Culture.