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locative_media1.pptxlocative media, kartografie

Lokativní média jsou média se zpětnou geografickou vazbou, používané v oblasti propojení virtuálního a reálného prostoru.afektivní vývojová linie vychází z novomediálního umění a obnovených situacionistických strategií, které chápou prostor na základě afektu, jako programovatelné a subjektivní místo. kartografie. Efektivní linie vychází z pozic fenomenologie a nových geografických disciplín, které nakládají s prostorem efektivně a “objektivně”.

Locative media

definice: Lokativní média jsou komunikační média vázaná na konkrétní prostor. Fyzická realizace/umístění tohoto média však není/nemusí být na stejném místě, na které odkazuje svým obsahem.

(většinou) digitální média použitá na reálných místech/lokacích, spouštějící reálné sociální interakce.

lokativní média úzce souvisí s augmented reality a pervasive,ubiquitous computing

Zatímco augmented reality je spíš spíše snahou o dokonalé technické řešení augmentované reality a pervasive/ubiquitous computing nastoluje otázky všudypřítomnosti výpočetní techniky, lokativní média se soustředí na sociální politickou interakci s místem a situací.

andrea-zeffiro: Locative media is a descriptive term to designate the deployment of an assemblage of mobile and location aware technologies in the production of site-specific experiences, or installations, in public spaces. In recent years, however, the term has been used to describe location-based commercial applications, such as Foursquare or Gowalla.

With the advent of the Web in the mid 1990’s, “cybercartography” has emerged and evolved to enable maps with a wider range of subjects and wider availability through new media. In the past 15 years, crowdsourcing has become a viable new source of map content.

psychogeography Ivan Čegelov, (New Urbanism) Guy de Bord, Raul, Raul Vaneigem, Asger Jorn

'derivé' In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there… But the dérive includes both this letting go and its necessary contradiction: the domination of psychogeographical variations by the knowledge and calculation of their possibilities

'new psychogeography', 90, Internet

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různé definice

'Locative media': sounds, texts and images, either moving or still, from real physical places, physically unbound to their original locations.

'Site specific' artwork is art that is either created and/or exhibited in a location relevant to the subject matter of the work itself.

Locative media is about location 'place', eventually unbound by physical presence.


site specific art - art for public space. street art


esej o historii fenomenu

Sentience versus Sapience

the builders of technology construct the aparata according our/their time based determinated concepts of Mind and Body.Sentience is the ability to feel, or perceive, or be conscious, or have subjective experiences. 18th century philosophers used the term to distinguish the ability to think (“reason”) from the ability to feel (“sentience”). In modern western philosophy, sentience is the ability to have sensations or experiences with a subjective quality known as “qualia”. For Eastern philosophy, sentience is a metaphysical quality of all things that requires respect and care. The term is central to the philosophy of animal rights, because sentience implies the ability to suffer, which entails certain rights. In science fiction, a non-human character described as “sentient” will typically have similar abilities, qualities and rights to a human being. Gilbert_Ryle The Concept of Mind - post-Cartesian thoughts

'Terms' * Mapping, cartography Is a map a database, or a work of art? As we start getting into aggregate layers of cartographic information, it is both. The map is a representation of the underlying spatial abstraction; and selective representation is core to the art of cartography.

* smart technologies

* architecture

* dress


* hyper-linked information

* database and metadata

* mashup - linking of two or more technologies, ex. google earth and flikr photo albums to display photos that have been encoded with GPS metadata on specific locations of maps. check out this simple 'not an artwork' mashup of flikr and google earth:


This political work mashes up locations of secret prisons in Tunisia and the political prisoner's being held own stories on video:



* RFID or radio frequency identification tags

* GPS or Global Positioning System

Waypoint File Formats

KML - Although originally used for Google Earth (formerly Keyhole - KML stands for Keyhole Modeling Language), KML is increasingly being used to read and display map data. uses this format to view caches and to view the movements of trackable items.

* Google Earth (GPX/KML) - Google Earth can overlay the travels of trackable items on Google Earth also uses GPS Babel to allow Premium Members the ability to drag a Pocket Query GPX file on to the application to overlay geocaches.

[ for advanced mapping tools]

“new world”:

location aware, networked, mobile devices make possible invisible notes attached to spaces, places, people and games move outside and get subversive.Sex and even love are easier to find. Real space can be marked and demarcated invisibly. what was once the sole preserve of builders, architects and engineers falls into the hands of everyone: the ability to shape and organise the real world and the real space.Real borders, boundaries and space become plastic and maleable [sic], statehood becomes fragmented and global.Geography gets interesting.Cell phones become internet enabled and location aware, everything in the real world gets tracked, tagged, barcoded and mapped.Overlaying everything is a whole new invisible layer of annotation. Textual, visual and audible information is available as you get close, as context dictates, or when you ask.

'internet of things' Barcode, RFID.. pachube Web 2.0. Pachube enables you to store, share and discover real-time sensor, energy and environment data from buildings or other devices. Pachube provides most of its functionality through its API, rather than through its web site. Plug-in to participating projects in real time so that, for example, buildings, interactive environments, networked energy meters, virtual worlds and mobile sensor devices can all talk to each other. Real-time data available. Pachube makes use of Extended Environments Markup Language (EEML), which extends the construction industry protocol IFC

'Mobile web' The Internet of Things is a network of Internet-enabled objects, together with web services that interact with these objects. Underlying the Internet of Things are technologies such as RFID (radio frequency identification), sensors, and smartphones. ….

criticism of lecative media.. too much related to producers of communication technology and providers of networks..

geohackers, locative media artists, and psychogeographers as the key players in constructing the “geospatial web,” in which the web becomes tagged with geospatial information, a development that he sees as having “enormous unharvested business opportunities.”

Anthony Townsend, “The IFF's]forecast for the next decade is that this context-aware computing will emerge as the third great wave of modern digital technology..


*'Ben Russell' Head Map Manifesto, 1999;russell []

head map manifesto

*Steve Mann - to act like an cyborg [] []


*'Jill Magid' Trust:Liverpool [] Final Tour: Liverpool Surveillance Shoe | Legoland []

*Denis Beabois - being watched: to act The Amnesia [] [] []

* 'Manu Luksch' Faceless []

*Surveillance Camera Players

*Francis Alys Magnetic Shoes - Havana, Cuba [] 7 walks - London []

*'Ester Polak' MILK []

* 'Jo Walsh'

*'Mappinghacks' [] Social Ficton Utrecht []

*'Bureau of Inverse Technology' Bit Plane video

* 'Mark Sheppard'

*'Natalie Jeremienko'

*'Jeffrey Warren' [] []

*'Institute for the Future' []

* Husman Hague Burble []

*'Institute of Applied Autonomy'

from Future Cinema show at ZKM Thomas Fürstner / Peter Weibel :: WAYPOINTING WEIBEL'S VIENNA, 2002

wiki map googlemaps as art www street view in collaboration w/google and local neighbourhood images grabbed from google street view in collaboration w/google maps using 3d maps for objects re-importing them back into Google Earth

many locative media pieces:

urban tapestries and feralrobots


* Heath Bunting what pretends to be a locative media work highlighting the 'underground crossing points in Europe for illegal immigrants' actually shows the givernment all these points, allowing them to be further policed and closed. tagged/inter-connected with.

Ubiquitous computing

Tactical media

Free networks

SISituationist International


Networked Performance


Augmented Reality

locative_media.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/13 14:09 by eric-rosenzveig