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News organizations using locative technologies

While mainstream news organizations are trying everything to survive in the digital scenario, research has taught us that traditional news outlets are quite slow to adopt new technologies. In this sense, the same is happening with the adoption of locative technologies. I have noticed so far only three main ways a handful of news organizations … Continue reading

Workshop with Latinitas

On last Friday, June 28th , I finished the first set of workshop sessions about locative media, in partnership with the non-profit organization Latinitas. Throughout four days,  we discussed basic concepts about smartphones, maps, GPS and stories about places with nine girls ranging from 10 to 14 years-old.The classes were held at El Buen Samaritano, an … Continue reading

An Ethnographic View of Monmouthpedia, World’s First Wikipedia Town

Monmouth is a historical town in Wales, within 2 miles (3.2 KM) of the border with England. Last year, in August, I decided to visit the town to understand the deployment of QRcodes in buildings with Wikipedia articles. Since I was studying locative media and were looking for potential case studies, I thought that would … Continue reading

Liquid Research Proposal

The development of a consistent research proposal is key for the success of any PhD thesis. That is the process of choosing a topic, doing an exhaustive literature review, identifying gaps in the field, raising research questions, and finally selecting the right method to answer these questions. Anne Galloway – in the introduction of her … Continue reading

The first QRcode made of traditional stoned Portuguese floor in downtown Lisbon

Geotagging of physical places

“Geotagging” or “mobile annotation” can be understood as the practice of attaching information to physical places, through new technologies of location (e.g.: QRcodes, NFC, RFID). Geotagging is just one of the categories of locative media, which has been used for arts, transparency government, mobile shopping, historical legacy and digital graffiti purposes. I will illustrate the … Continue reading

Why should news organizations care about location-based services?

Reference of this essay: Silva, Cláudia. “Why Should News Organizations Care about Location-Based Services?” Mapping Locative Media. April 16, 2012. Web. Date of Access.   Nowadays, innovation may be a product, which companies must be aware of and produce as any core product that the company offers (Briggs, 2012: p.126). As Mark Briggs states in … Continue reading