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by Julian Bleecker and Jeff Knowlton
Leonardo Electronic Journal, Volume 14, Issue 03
location-based media, locative media, geography, place, GPS, cartography, map-making
Since the event "Locative Media Workshop: Mapping 'the Zone'" (http://locative.x-i.com), locative media has circulated through the emerging and electronic arts communities with some interest. As a cultural marker for the developing interest in locative media, this workshop stands in as an important moment in the developing history of the practice, showing the creative uses to which Global Positioning System (GPS) technology could be employed. This essay provides an introduction to GPS-enabled locative media, provides a few examples of both GPS-enabled and other forms of locative media, and launches a collaborative taxonomy and bibliography project to annotate, index and catalog locative media projects, in the broadest sense.