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The locative dystopia

Hemment, Drew (2004) The locative dystopia.

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    Locative media uses portable, networked, location aware computing devices for user-led mapping and artistic interventions in which geographical space becomes its canvas. The discourse of locative media gestures to a convergence of the digital domain and geographical space, and the course it plots towards this future demands not only that data be made geographically specific but also that the user - if not defined by their location - at least offers up their location as a condition of entering the game. In this respect, not to mention its choice of tools, locative media operates upon the same plane as military tracking, State and commercial surveillance, forcing a consideration of how locative media might challenge, or be complicit with such forms of social control.

    Item Type: Article
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    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    ID Code: 30831
    Deposited By: Dr Drew Hemment
    Deposited On: 08 Dec 2009 13:57
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 01:06
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