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Commentary: WIFI; All things considered, 2/21/03
David Weinberger tells about his experience at a technology conference equipped with Wifi, a glimpse of the not-very-distant future.

Gaming planet earth
Article on new geography, remote devices and gaming

GPS-based Games Raise Privacy Concerns
From Wireless Week Magazine discussing the popularity and issues of GPS related games.

GPS Drawing - NYTiimes

GPS - Finding your place
Also, TUTORIALS: - Tutorials

Grab your Palm, plug in your GPS, and head for the 3-D Internet
by Steven Johnson
DISCOVER Vol. 24 No. 02 | February 2003

Features "Annotate Space"

HeadMap..location aware devices (know your place)

Landscape Art of Alpine Rhein

Learning Significant Locations and Predicting User Movement with GPS

Mobility as world building: technologies at play, by Anne Galloway

See also other essays:

NextBus - GPS enhaunced transporation system at USC

The Invisible Ideas Project: Using Mobile Devices, Macromedia Flash, and Global Positioning
Ever wonder how GPS could interface with Macromedia Flash? Download this Demo of a PDA Flash Art Project and find out. Also includes a partial script file for Flash and lengthy article detailing the on-site GPS "gallery" that was on exhibit in Boston Public Garden and the Boston Common in downtown Boston, Spring 2003. The article covers issues of user interface, methodology, sample code and solutions to bridging GPS technology and Macromedia's Flash.


Algorithmic Psychogeography: The generic principle applied to the city walk

See also: Generative Psychogeography
A terrifc collection of links and articles on new and improved methods of moving through the city.
Part of the walk:

Augmented Space by Lev Manovitch

Collaborative Cartography

Guy Deborg, essays:
Theory of the DĒrive
One of the basic situationist practices is the dĒrive [literally: "drifting"], a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances. DĒrives involve playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects, and are thus quite different from the classic notions of journey or stroll.

Exercise in psychogeography

Introduction to a critique of urban geography

On psychogeography

"A Sense of Place" - Ian Campbell

On and Off the Map, by Lucy Lippard, from The Lure of the Local
Maps, Knowledge and Power by J.B. Harley, from The Iconography of Landscape: Essays on the symbolic representation, design and use of past environments Ed. Denic Cosgrove and Stephen Daniels

The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality≤ by Hayden White (Selections)(1-21) On Narrative Editor; W.J.T. Mitchell

"The first word/last word art" by Michael Naimark

"The Poetics of Augmented Space - Learning from Prada" by Lev Manovitch

Theory and Practice of Digital Arts: Territory, Identity, and Spatiality

Transcultural mapping (tcm) locative reader
Collection of papers published in conjunction with the 7th international art and communication festival, riga, latvia;russell

Translocation_new media/art - Modernity at Large
Interview with A. Appadurai by Anette Baldauf and Christian Hoeller

Translating real space to virtual space via GPS (Readings on Topics/News)
One man's life as a GPS mapper for Geodectic Services, Inc. as he maps Pebble Beach with centimeter accuracy. The coordinates are then fed into an Auto-Cad program, which then reconstructs the golf course in virtual space.,2340,76453,00.html

"Urban Atmospheres/Urban Probes" by Howard Rheingold

"Virtual Space: The Electronic Environments of the Mobile Image" by Gene Youngblood

Wardriving - News on and mapping of open networks and access points

What Comes After the WWW?
Jim Spohrer's (creator of WorldBoard) complete article about location blogging.

  • Baudriallard, Simulations
  • Black, Jeremy. Maps and Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1997.
  • Calvino,Italo. Invisible Cities. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.
  • de Certeau, Michel. The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley: University of California, 1988.
  • Cosgrove, Denic and Daniels, Stephen, Editors. The Iconography of Landscape: Essays on the symbolic representation, design and use of past environments
  • Kwon, Miwon. One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity.
  • Hall, Stephen S. Mapping the Next Millennium:The Discovery of New Geographies. New York: Random House, 1992.
  • Lefebvre, Henri. The Production of Space. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999 edition.
  • Lippard, Lucy, The Lure of the Local, Monmonier, Mark. How to Lie with Maps. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1996.
  • Rogoff, Irit. Terra Infirma: Geographyπs Visual Culture. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Tuan, Yi-Fu. Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1977.
  • Tufte, Edward. Envisioning Information
  • Tufte, Edward. Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Cheshire:Graphic Press,
  • Tufte, Edward. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities; Evidence and Narratives. Cheshire: Graphic Press,
  • Tufte, Edward. Visual and Statistical Thinking. Cheshire: Graphic Press,

Compiled readers/links Focus discussion - Outstanding gathering of ideas, terms, projects, readings and questions relating to emerging locative media, art, practices informing spatial experience, use and practices.

An unbelievable collection of over 7000 links on netart, artists, institutes by Dr. Reinhold Grether, and a hugh staff of net-researchers.

Non-linear history of new media, ITP and Michael Naimark
A collection of sits and lits related to electronic arts.

Sarai Readers: Thematic collections of essays.
Particularly relevant, Volume 2: Cities of Everyday Life. Also, ≥Shaping Technology/ Building Body (Nets)≤, Sarai Reader Volume 3: Shaping Technologies

Steve Wilson
Links to work, resources and artists working in art and emerging technology

Transcultural mapping (tcm) locative reader
Collection of papers published in conjunction with the 7th international art and communication festival, riga, latvia;russell

Journals/Zines ARCNEWS on line

ARC USER on line

Crossings- The Electronic Journal of Art and Technology

GPS World, online journal

GIS Lounge

Derives (in French)

The Feature
Writings on remote technology, research and product reviews

The Journal for Patterns Recognized
A new journal dedicated to the study of distored pattern recognition as a branch of speculative knowledge.

Media lounge
Compilation of essays on new and emerging media

Remote Communication

SmartMobs - Howard Rheingold

Space and Culture