Locative Media: Urban Landscapes and Pervasive Technology Within Art






  • Locative media: the utilization of pervasive, portable, networked, location-aware computing devices that allow for user-defined map­ping and artistic intervention within urban geographies, transmuting them into an experimental canvas. This panel examines the current or future state of locative media practice, establishing an artistic and theoretical discourse on pervasive computing. The advent of an al­ways-on, always-accessible information sphere creates an enhanced reality space that enables connected artists to work within different spaces and geographies, creating work that is simultaneously global and local. Can we shift the balance of power, redistributing media control so as to create an open space where public art, social proj­ects, and free expression can flourish?