Geotagging, Locative Media & Storytelling

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Geotagging, Locative Media & Storytelling

  1. 1. Geotagging, locative media & storytelling Martijn de Waal [email_address] www.martijndewaal.nl
  2. 2. <ul><li>Theory: locative media </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: ‘geographical storytelling’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>annotative – media technologies that allow its users to virtually tag (and consequently filter) the real world. </li></ul><ul><li>phenomenological – tracing the action of a subject in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuters & Varnelis </li></ul>2 kinds of locative media:
  4. 7. <ul><li>From WWW to DDD: </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><li>Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Location (geographic position) is one field in the database </li></ul>
  5. 13. Locative Media <ul><li>Using real space as interface for information: I am here, what and who is around me? </li></ul><ul><li>Using a representation of space (map) as organizational method for accessing information </li></ul>
  6. 14. <ul><li>So, how do we turn databases into interesting, meaningful documentary experiences or stories? </li></ul>
  7. 15. [creating] ‘experiences that take into account the geographic locale of interest, typically by elevating that geographic locale beyond its instrumentalized status as a 'latitude longitude coordinated point on earth' to the level of existential, inhabited, experienced and lived place.’ Julian Bleecker
  8. 16. <ul><li>These locative media experiences may delve &quot;into&quot; the historical surface of a space to reveal past events or stories (whether fictional, confessional or standing on consensus as factual). Locative media experiences may also cross space, connecting experiences across short or long geographic, experiential, or temporal distances. </li></ul>
  9. 17. Locative media & storytelling <ul><li>From time-based storytelling to </li></ul><ul><li>Using geographic location as prime ‘interface’ for story </li></ul>
  10. 19. <ul><li>Variables: </li></ul><ul><li>Real space or representational space? </li></ul><ul><li>Author or collaborative storytelling? </li></ul><ul><li>Lineair or Explorative? </li></ul>
  11. 20. Storytelling & locative media <ul><li>Location based storytelling – lineair </li></ul><ul><li>Location based storytelling – explorative </li></ul><ul><li>Location based storytelling – collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Map based storytelling – lineair </li></ul><ul><li>Map based storytelling – explorative </li></ul><ul><li>Map based storytelling – collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Locative media as registration tool (supplementing or in lieu of camera) </li></ul>
  12. 21. Location based storytelling – author based, lineair
  13. 22. Location based storytelling Explorative You are not here
  14. 25. Location & map based storytelling Collaborative: Droombeek.nl
  15. 27. map based storytelling Lineair / author driven
  16. 28. map based storytelling explorative / author driven
  17. 29. Map based Collaborative
  18. 30. Web based storytelling Collaborative
  19. 31. Locative media as registration tool (supplementing or in lieu of camera )

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