Literary Places, Hybrid Ecologies and Narrative Pollution

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Slides for presentation of research project on «Literary Places, Hybrid Ecologies and Narrative Pollution» at «the Mobile City», Rotterdam, february 27-28 2008 (http://www.themobilecity.nl/)

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Literary Places, Hybrid Ecologies and Narrative Pollution

  1. 1. Anatole Pierre Fuksas Literary Places, Hybrid Ecologies and Narrative Pollution
  2. 2. ‘ Ubiquitous Computing’ or ‘Pervasive Computing’ <ul><li>Proliferation of digital devices in natural environments. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Locative Media <ul><li>Concept has been introduced by </li></ul><ul><li>Karlis Kalnins at the RIXC Centre </li></ul><ul><li>For New Media Culture «in order to </li></ul><ul><li>distinguish the latter creative </li></ul><ul><li>explorations of the medium from </li></ul><ul><li>the corporate hype surrounding </li></ul><ul><li>location-based services». </li></ul>
  4. 4. Geotagging or Geocoding or Locative Tagging <ul><li>Geographical identification metadata (as latitude and longitude coordinates, altitude, bearing, place names, zip codes) tagging texts, images, video, multimedia contents delievered through websites, RSS feeds or whatever. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Narrative Tags <ul><li>Engraved epigraphies, boards, panels, podcasts, geotagged media delievered on locative portable devices providing exposition about environmental features </li></ul><ul><li>as rocks, forests, paths, buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>By conveying informations about events related to a given place, such markers interfere with actual perception of natural or urban landscapes . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ecological approach to storytelling <ul><li>processing of narrative references relies on resonance and mirror matching, conveying embodiment of corresponding sensory experiences, related interoceptive responses and consequent actions. </li></ul><ul><li>(http://ecologyofthenovel.wordpress.com/2007/06/27/the-ecology-of-the-novel/) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mobile Literature
  8. 8. Windmills
  9. 9. Don Quijote de la Mancha CAPITULO VIII Del buen suceso que el valeroso don Quijote tuvo en la espantable y jam á s imaginada aventura de los molinos de viento, con otros sucesos dignos de felice recordaci ón
  10. 10. Geotagged Literary Places http://www.flickr.com/groups/geoliterature/
  11. 11. Literary Travels
  12. 12. Hybrid Environment (temptative definition) <ul><li>Natural ecosystem enriched by textual, audio, video or multimedia contents potentially interfering with sensory appraisal of environmental features so as to be directly or indirectly related to them. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hybrid Perception (temptative definition) <ul><li>individual experience of a given landscape emerging from combination and mutual interaction of perceived evironmental features, and textual, audio, visual or multimedia references. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hybrid Ecologies (VERY temptative definition) <ul><li>Interactions taking places among organisms and between organisms and other inanimate items in Hybrid Environments, implying Hybrid Perception as a peculiar explorative strategy. </li></ul>

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