Hemment, Drew (2004) The locative dystopia. nettime.org.
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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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||nettime.org|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts|
|Deposited By:||Dr Drew Hemment|
|Deposited On:||08 Dec 2009 13:57|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:50|
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