In this meeting, the impact of these devices and platforms on the development of new dynamics and experiences of communicative interaction will be analyzed from the perspective of a broad range of fields including art, anthropology, journalism, politics, sociology, and urban development.
Core topics suggested for this meeting are:
- New social habits on Web 2.0 related to physical space and geo-localization. The formation of participatory media contents based on spatial annotation: georeferencing and geotagging. Artistic and critical analysis proposals related to these fields.
- The development of geographic information systems in Web circles. Technological and social foundations of the emerging Geospatial Web and Geosemantic Web.
- The design of alternative “geobrowsers” to use and manage geospatial data and geotagged information.
- Bases of the local Web 2.0. “Urban markup” proposals on social networks. Sharing collective, localized memories. Applications in the field of education.
- The evolution of open source types of cartographic and mapping tools, and of geosoftware production communities.
- Blogs referring to contextual, specific places and areas (place blogging) and hyperlocal journalism. Socializing and critical potentials in the development of hyperlocal networks.
- Projects for mobile networks and wireless local networks. Augmented reality projects based on network environments and their potential for developing a new type of participatory digital urban development.
- Locative media and network systems. Locative art and locative gaming projects related to collaborative forms and social interaction via the Web or through other interconnected networks.
(Important note: In addition to the abovementioned core topics, other work or research will be considered for inclusion in the meeting related to other areas proposed by the artists and/or researchers, provided that those proposals contribute to the overall theme of this meeting.)
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There are two ways to participate in the meeting (not mutually exclusive):
- Presenting a project to develop within the production workshop. [call for projects]
- Sending a paper for its public presentation during the meeting. [call for papers]