Locative media

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Locative media are digital media that are linked to particular geographical locations, through the use of GPS for example. Locative media can encourage new ways of engaging with the layered histories, meanings and sensory experiences of landscape.

Soundlines was a locative media project carried out with school children by Strata Collective, a group of artists working with story, music and new media to create playful, innovative learning experiences.

The project involved field trips and pervasive media technology, specialist training for the children – in film, animation, music and mediascape (media layered into the landscape, triggered by GPS when walking with headphones and portable computers).

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Quotes

“Problem solving is an intrinsic part of working with digital media. It’s just in the nature of it that things tend to break down and need a bit of fixing.”
Michael Gallagher, University of Glasgow