The locative dystopia

Hemment, Drew (2004) The locative dystopia. nettime.org.

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Abstract

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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: nettime.org
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/nx
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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: 10 Jun 2019 18:56
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/30831

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