Locative Media Art: Implications for User-Generated Urban Planning

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Conceptualization of space probably goes as far as the human thought, transforming slightly through the history as one of the central societal ideas. Up to what extent are we the products of the physical environment, and up to what extent the same environment is the product of ourselves and society in total? Looking from the artists’ perspective emerging locative media have interesting and significant role in how we perceive and change the meaning of the space in urban context. They emphasize the subjective, personalized experience of city’s physical space (Galloway 2004) and in the same time questioning our views of spatialization, temporalization and the social aspect of the cities and our everyday life (Borden at al. 2001).
In this paper I will explore all intended or unintended implications for the physical transformation of urban structure and planning influenced by usage of location based media. What kind of physical and practical changes these technologies could bring, and how will these again reshape us as a living part of ‘space organism’? What is the role of the user-generated content created by locative media and how can these affect the changes in the urban realm? What kind of consequences this could have on the structure and meaning of cities itself?

Keywords: Locative Media, User-Generated Urban Space
Stream: Arts Theory and Criticism
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Tatjana Todorovic

Communication and New Media Program, National University of Singapore

Tatjana Todorovic is an architect and a theorist that focuses on definitions and apprehension of spaces, individual and cultural, influenced by the old and new technologies and mediated through various geo-spatial data and visualizations. Currently enrolled in a Master Degree course at Communications and New Media Program, National University of Singapore. Graduate from Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Interdisciplinary Specialization Course “Pop-Culture,” School for History and Theory of Images, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Belgrade Serbia. Co-founder of the Emerging Research Group RASTER based in Singapore and was involved in various projects, such as: ‘Cycloglyphs,’ which was the part of ‘Project Belgrade' in Cities, Architecture and Society, La Biennale di Venezia, 10 in 2006; workshop with DigitGroup, University of the Arts Belgrade; “Metazoa Ludens”, in collaboration with Mixed Reality Lab - NUS Singapore and many more. Main research interests are media and technology impact on individual and cultural perception of utopias and alternative futuristic spaces (spatial needs, mobility and ethical use of environment), as well as mobile and location based technologies as new way of comprehension and usage of space.

Ref: A09P0252