It was almost exactly one year ago that Facebook launched Places, their location-based offering. Reading the press at the time, you would have thought it was going to be the Foursquare-killer, the Gowalla-strangler, the Loopt-beheader, etc.
The world is filled with an invisible landscape of networks that is becoming an interwoven part of our daily lives. WiFi networks are everywhere and increasingly sophisticated mobile devices influence how our everyday world is experienced and understood. Skyhook's publicly available Core Engine SDK allows developers to quickly and easily start location-enabling their applications using Skyhook's software-only location system on the platform of their choice.
People around the world have expressed their feelings about Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO of Apple in different ways. Tech bloggers have written innumerable speculative treatises on the future of the company, and the twitterverse hase been abuzz...
With OpenPaths, you can preserve your iPhone or iPad's location information as well as visualize where you've been. You can even download your data in CSV and JSON format so you can remix it and use it in your own projects.
Locating the Local/Mapping the Network by Alison Gazzard/ Meaningful landscapes: spatial narrative, pilgrimage and location based media by Megan Elizabeth Heyward/ How Locative Media art set the agenda for location-aware apps (and why this still matters) by Conor McGarrigle/ Demapping Location by Tapio Mäkelä/ The Rhythm of City. Geo-located Social Data as an Artistic Medium by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet Sola/ Here to There and In-between: Commuting through Mediated Perception by Jack Toolin
Writing the city was a GPS drawing walk intervention which took place in Dublin in collaboration with Tactic. The walk with a handheld GPS to a preplanned route used the tracklog to write a giant word in a single movement onto Dublin.....the resulting word was fucked?.
The international workshop entitled "Locative media" focusing on GPS, mapping and positioning technologies took place from July 16 - 26, 2003 at the K@2 Culture and Information Centre on an abandoned military installation in Liepaja on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The workshop brought together an international group of artists and researchers interested in notions of mobile geography aiming to explore how wireless networking impacts upon notions of space time and social organization.