Is geotagging the new tool in the documentary toolbox?

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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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