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Title: Practices of place-making through locative media artworks
Author: San Cornelio Esquerdo, Gemma  
Ardèvol Piera, Elisenda  
Keywords: locative media
digital art
new media
visual ethnography
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Citation: San Cornelio, G.; Ardèvol, Elisenda (2011). "Practices of place-making through locative media artworks". Communications, 36 (3), p. 313-333. ISSN (Online) 1613-4087, ISSN (Print) 0341-2059.
Abstract: In recent years, the vast increase in information flows has made it possible to instantly connect location-dependent information with physical spaces. These technologies have provided new forms of the representation of space as much as new forms of perception through tools and techniques used in land surveying, remote sensing, etc. From a critical point of view, pervasive computing, location-based applications, or, in other words, "locative media" provide an interesting framework to understand how these technologies relate to our understanding of space and place. Concretely, we want to examine how the uses of locative media in social-oriented artworks interact with people's sense of place. This article therefore discusses contemporary theories on space related to media and technology with a specific focus on the conceptualization of the notion of place. It also relates these theories to the study of different locative media artworks: Canal Accessible (2006), Bio Mapping (2004), Disappearing Places (2007), and Coffee Deposits (2010). We contend that locative media artworks act upon distinctive ways to understand the mediation of technology in current placemaking practices.
Description: Peer-reviewed
Language: English
ISSN: ISSN (Online) 1613-4087, ISSN (Print) 0341-2059MIAR
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