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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

What Is a Smartphone to a Kid?

What is a smartphone to a kid? What is the first thought that comes to a kids mind when he thinks of a smartphone? What role does “location” play in his thinking process? How can it be used for education?  Last Friday, June 14th, during the celebration of the new grant River City Youth Foundation … Continue reading