I recently returned from a very interesting summer at Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto. This lab is very young – it launched late last year – which created an atmosphere of exploration, and perhaps uncertainty. As an intern, this was a fun opportunity, as the lab culture (and especially my mentor, Joe McCarthy) encouraged original thinking and novel system building.
The project that I worked on is well summarized by Joe on his blog. It was a very fun project: lots of coding and lots of playfulness.
Some pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxharp3r/tags/nokia/