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Spatial Awareness in Locative Media Projects

Ortiz, Claudia Andrea (2016) Spatial Awareness in Locative Media Projects. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Ortiz, Claudia Andrea
Abstract:

This MRP focuses on the different applications that location technologies take part of such as, free based navigational systems like Google Maps, and Locative Media art projects; and analyzes their impact on people and their experience of space. By determining that Google Maps and Locative Media are on different sides of the spectrum of location technologies, I suggest that they are developing different territorial discourses through the use of digital mapping. I suggest that Google Maps is developing a territorialization of space by modifying the way in which the body recognizes space, by creating an image of the world that is designed towards a single user—the Google user—and by imposing itself as a map that is able to represent space. Using a theoretical approach towards understanding these effects, I then analyze three Locative Media project that challenge these ideas, they are: Cary Peppermint’s project, “Indeterminate Hikes,”“Megafone/Montreal in*accessible” by Antoni Abad, and “Amsterdam Real Time” by the Waag Society.

Date: 11 April 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Google Maps, locative media, thirdspaces, mapping, deterritorialization�
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 14:17
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 14:17
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/775

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