Locative Media in Action

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An article from the San Fransico chronicle outlining new developments in gps locative technology being used to track individuals without thier knowledge. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/09/BIGMOTHER.TMP

This site is for a game which incorporates real life experiences with a virtual collecting program on a phone, using gps and locative information technology. http://www.insectopia.org/insectopia/

This site features a real-time feed of GPS satellite positioning data taken from an antenna located on the roof of a gallery and displayed inside with the record of mapping data collected, this was shown in light boxes and inscribed onto the walls of the gallery. http://www.l00k.org/you_are_here_proj/html/

A new cellular phone book that "displays the real time location and prescence of your contacts" http://www.jaiku.com/

an article from the herald tribune introducing new hardware that you point to objects that are pre-programmed and it displays information about that object using an online source and gps databases. http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2006/06/27/business/locate.php

A program using Ipaq's for a game of "tag" that applies real-life enviroments into a virtual game using gps and locative software. http://cnm.open.ac.uk/projects/cititag/

-Todd Cunningham

October 26th 2006

A Group of Artists who collaborated using bluetooth technology to track individuals and, using interpretations of locations that the individuals had visited, send them text messages that questioned thier identitys. http://loca-lab.org/

ILE SANS FIL & HAL Here are two interesting projects that can fall under the category of "Locative Media in Action". The first "Ile San Fil" is a free wireless network infrastructure that was started by a Montreal collective. The second project "HAL" is an interesting application that uses the Ile San Fil network to enables artists to "locate" thier work at various public sites across Montreal and soon to be anywhere that has a open wireless network. Susan

ILE SANS FIL http://www.ilesansfil.org/tiki-index.php

Île Sans Fil is a non-profit community group devoted to providing free public wireless internet access to mobile users in public spaces throughout Montreal, Canada.

HAL http://www.ilesansfil.org/tiki-index.php?page=HAL HAL is a technological and cultural project aiming to improve Montrealers connection with local culture. HAL assists Montrealers in discovering local artists and media producers by making their works available via wireless jukeboxes located at select Ile Sans Fil hotspots. As easy to use as opening up iTunes, HAL brings high-speed streaming of video and audio together with location-relevant media.

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