Locative Media

Locative Media

by Rowan Wilken
     
 

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Not only is locative media one of the fastest growing areas in digital technology, but questions of location and location-awareness are increasingly central to our contemporary engagements with online and mobile media, and indeed media and culture generally. This volume is a comprehensive account of the various location-based technologies, services, applications,

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Not only is locative media one of the fastest growing areas in digital technology, but questions of location and location-awareness are increasingly central to our contemporary engagements with online and mobile media, and indeed media and culture generally. This volume is a comprehensive account of the various location-based technologies, services, applications, and cultures, as media, with an aim to identify, inventory, explore, and critique their cultural, economic, political, social, and policy dimensions internationally. In particular, the collection is organized around the perception that the growth of locative media gives rise to a number of crucial questions concerning the areas of culture, economy, and policy.

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"Wilken and Goggin’s edited collection is a valuable addition to the literature on locative media. By combining an international perspective with a wide range of topics, this book helps further our understanding of the potential impacts of these new technologies. One of the true strengths of this book is how it combines cultural, political, and economic areas of focus, and it will be a valuable resource for anyone studying the emergence of new mobile technologies." -- Jordan Frith, North Carolina State University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415707084
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/11/2014
Series:
Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Rowan Wilken is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Gerard Goggin is Professor and Chair of the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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