Locative Media: Urban Landscape and Pervasive Technology Within Art

Sunday, 30 July July
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Rooom 207

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 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?

Chair
Michael Salmond
Northern Illinois University
Illinois, USA
stresspuppy (at) gmail.com

Panelists
Hasan Elahi
Rutgers University
New Jersey, USA

Mike Phillips
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Carlos Rosas
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, USA