Is Geotagging
 the New Tool in the
Documentary Toolbox?
Waag Society
Creative technology for social innovation
7scenes
Mobile and online platform for GPS games and tours
Places - more than geography
have histories, invoke behavior, are personal, physical & virtual
Mobile phone: “swiss army knife”
always on, always linked in, location & context-aware
How can we see & shape this new mobile space?
We need new tools!
It’s more than a collection of points-of-interest
“All the world is a stage and all men and women merely players”
create scenarios, design rules, direct interaction
Geotagging for visualisation




Making the invisible visible
Britain from Above
planes
Britain from Above
boats
Britain from Above
trains
Britain from Above
taxis
Britain from Above
planes
Britain from Above
children
Britain from Above
carbagetrucks
Amsterdam RealTime
A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
Amsterdam RealTime
A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
Amsterdam RealTime
A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
Amsterdam RealTime
A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
N8 game
Competing teams with creative drawing tools
N8 game
Competing teams with creative drawing tools
N8 game
Competing teams with creative drawing tools
Futuresonic Festival in Manchester
a geotagged reporting experiment
Sarai, Delhi
a new psychogeographic map
Sarai, Delhi
tracing the old Delhi city wall
Esther Polak
Milk & Nomadic Milk
Christian Nold
Biomapping & emotionmaps
Steph Thirion
Cascade on Wheels
Beatriz da Costa with Cina Hazegh and Kevin Ponto
Pigeonblog
Jeremy Wood
GPSdrawing
Stamen
Cabspotting
A new tool?
             visualize flows for a new understanding
•
                  (re-)explore your surroundings
•
     ...
Geotagging for on-site publication




   New city experiences
(Urban) landscape
                        Rich in content
      Cultural meaning, historic events, demographics and more
 ...
The recipe
 locations & landmarks + rich media content +
        themes + narrative + navigation +
        (game)rules for...
Anne Frank
Exploring Anne Frank’s direct neighborhood
Frequency 1550
www.waag.org/frequency
An educational location-based game, blending medieval
history out on the streets of Amsterdam.
Frequency 1550
The right balance: gameplay, narrative & interaction on location
Fort Amsterdam - Discover New Yorks Dutch roots
www.fortamsterdam.org
Fort Amsterdam - Discover New Yorks Dutch roots
www.fortamsterdam.org
Fort Amsterdam - Hudson ’09 - 400 year anniversary
www.fortamsterdam.org
Timemachine
Timemachine
Time travel to Holland’s golden ages by car
Re-architect
www.re-architect.org
Re-architect
Photographic treasure hunt exploring Hong Kong’s architecture
Games Atelier
Learn about citizenship in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark
Blast Theory
Uncle Roy All Around You, Can You See Me Now & more
Yolande Harris
Sun Run Sun
Teri Rueb
Drift
Mushon Zer-Aviv & Kati London
You Are Not Here
Ricardo Dominguez et al @ UCSD
Transborder Immigrant Tool
<TAG> & Sander Veenhof
Second Life visits The Hague
A new tool?
       the city is a stage: a new publication platform
•
    blending the physical & virtual: create new meani...
Thanks! Questions?
  ronald@7scenes.com
    ronald@waag.org
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Is geotagging the new tool in the documentary toolbox?

  1. 1. Is Geotagging the New Tool in the Documentary Toolbox?
  2. 2. Waag Society Creative technology for social innovation
  3. 3. 7scenes Mobile and online platform for GPS games and tours
  4. 4. Places - more than geography have histories, invoke behavior, are personal, physical & virtual
  5. 5. Mobile phone: “swiss army knife” always on, always linked in, location & context-aware
  6. 6. How can we see & shape this new mobile space? We need new tools!
  7. 7. It’s more than a collection of points-of-interest
  8. 8. “All the world is a stage and all men and women merely players” create scenarios, design rules, direct interaction
  9. 9. Geotagging for visualisation Making the invisible visible
  10. 10. Britain from Above planes
  11. 11. Britain from Above boats
  12. 12. Britain from Above trains
  13. 13. Britain from Above taxis
  14. 14. Britain from Above planes
  15. 15. Britain from Above children
  16. 16. Britain from Above carbagetrucks
  17. 17. Amsterdam RealTime A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
  18. 18. Amsterdam RealTime A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
  19. 19. Amsterdam RealTime A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
  20. 20. Amsterdam RealTime A new collaborative map of Amsterdam
  21. 21. N8 game Competing teams with creative drawing tools
  22. 22. N8 game Competing teams with creative drawing tools
  23. 23. N8 game Competing teams with creative drawing tools
  24. 24. Futuresonic Festival in Manchester a geotagged reporting experiment
  25. 25. Sarai, Delhi a new psychogeographic map
  26. 26. Sarai, Delhi tracing the old Delhi city wall
  27. 27. Esther Polak Milk & Nomadic Milk
  28. 28. Christian Nold Biomapping & emotionmaps
  29. 29. Steph Thirion Cascade on Wheels
  30. 30. Beatriz da Costa with Cina Hazegh and Kevin Ponto Pigeonblog
  31. 31. Jeremy Wood GPSdrawing
  32. 32. Stamen Cabspotting
  33. 33. A new tool? visualize flows for a new understanding • (re-)explore your surroundings • traces are very personal • discussion platform: collect feedback & stories • • active user participation: mapping is a collaborative process live broadcasting • Geotagging for visualisation Making the invisible visible
  34. 34. Geotagging for on-site publication New city experiences
  35. 35. (Urban) landscape Rich in content Cultural meaning, historic events, demographics and more Rich in physical landmarks Buildings, squares, monuments, paths, structures, natural elements, etc Personal personal memories and associations, social connections The (urban) landscape as your exhibition space
  36. 36. The recipe locations & landmarks + rich media content + themes + narrative + navigation + (game)rules for (social) interaction personal trigger (GPS), perception & input = new meaning That magic moment...
  37. 37. Anne Frank Exploring Anne Frank’s direct neighborhood
  38. 38. Frequency 1550 www.waag.org/frequency
  39. 39. An educational location-based game, blending medieval history out on the streets of Amsterdam.
  40. 40. Frequency 1550 The right balance: gameplay, narrative & interaction on location
  41. 41. Fort Amsterdam - Discover New Yorks Dutch roots www.fortamsterdam.org
  42. 42. Fort Amsterdam - Discover New Yorks Dutch roots www.fortamsterdam.org
  43. 43. Fort Amsterdam - Hudson ’09 - 400 year anniversary www.fortamsterdam.org
  44. 44. Timemachine
  45. 45. Timemachine Time travel to Holland’s golden ages by car
  46. 46. Re-architect www.re-architect.org
  47. 47. Re-architect Photographic treasure hunt exploring Hong Kong’s architecture
  48. 48. Games Atelier Learn about citizenship in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark
  49. 49. Blast Theory Uncle Roy All Around You, Can You See Me Now & more
  50. 50. Yolande Harris Sun Run Sun
  51. 51. Teri Rueb Drift
  52. 52. Mushon Zer-Aviv & Kati London You Are Not Here
  53. 53. Ricardo Dominguez et al @ UCSD Transborder Immigrant Tool
  54. 54. <TAG> & Sander Veenhof Second Life visits The Hague
  55. 55. A new tool? the city is a stage: a new publication platform • blending the physical & virtual: create new meaning • new formats: different possibilities for interaction • make history come alive • the power of maps & navigation • make it personal • co-creation • Geotagging for on-site publication New city experiences
  56. 56. Thanks! Questions? ronald@7scenes.com ronald@waag.org

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