Interessante coletânia de Greg Smith de Toronto, com artigos e trabalhos artísticos tendo como tema a cidades, as mídias locativas, as paisagens urbanas. No site do livro Vague Terrain 13: citySCENE você tem acesso aos textos e trabalhos apresentados na obra. Destaco aqui alguns artigos e trabalhos pela sua relação direta com questões que tenho trabalhado nas mídias locativas:

Descrição da obra:

“Vague Terrain 13: citySCENE collates the ventures of 20 artists and scholars working with a range of mediums that include: code, the body, text, field recording, mobile technology, static and moving imagery and the application programming interface (API). As evidenced by the contributor geo-histories mapped above, these creative practices have benefited from exposure to a significant number of global cities. As much as was possible, this work was curated to acknowledge the great diversity of urban contexts throughout the world.”

  • Michael Chen and Jason J. Lee’s Cognitive Maps and Database Urbanisms has emerged from research conducted within the designers’ Crisis Fronts studio at the Pratt Institute’s architectural program. This work considers Jameson’s notion of cognitive mapping in an age of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), scripting and dynamic data analysis. This methodology has been tested in a suite of case studies which examine issues of mobility in Los Angeles, favela growth in S?o Paulo and water delivery in Mumbai.
  • Ivan Safrin & Christian Marc Schmidt’s Pastiche exploits the tension between city space and blog urbanism. This dynamic visualization geolocates neighbourhood names and keywords (culled from online sources) and uses this data to construct a navigable representation of New York City. While the vertical orientation and density of this textscape references the architecture of Manhattan, this project is more akin to a meta-document than any conventional map or 3D model.
  • For Sound Sweep: Sonic Territories and Zones of Forgetting, audio artist Abinadi Meza turns to the dystopian vision of JG Ballard for inspiration. Sound Sweep is a mobile pirate radio broadcast that hacks the airwaves and “perforates and reprograms sonic space” in Los Angeles. Collaborators upload collected “sonic residue” and this serves as the base material for new compositions.
  • Watching the Street (Navigator) is a recent experimental photography project by Mitchell Whitelaw. Photographing the same streetfront every minute for a week, Whitelaw has developed a software application which allows users to navigate the entire body of images for one of these days. This tool also provides an abstracted time-lapse, composite image that maps how light, colour and activity vary across a 24 hour period.

  • Thomas Dreher’s Participation with Camera and Locative Media is a comprehensive meta-list of urban mapping precedents, GPS drawing and locative media projects. Dreher provides an essential backstory to contemporary web mapping and situates these developments as tools for citizens to express their local agency and trangress global systems of control.
  • With Mutable Territories, Katharine S. Willis delivers a nuanced analysis of the immateriality of mobile and wireless networks. Willis examines the presence of related infrastructure(s) and revisits urban theorist Kevin Lynch’s notions of “landmark, districts, paths, nodes, and edges” as they relate to the digital city.
  • David Drury’s Hearing There is a interactive soundwalk along Montréal’s Boulevard St. Laurent. Participants are equipped with headphones attached to a PDA device and as they move along the street they hear binaural recordings of nearby interior spaces. This project inverts the relationship between interior and exterior space while foregrounding activities and ambiance that are not readily accessible from the street.
  • Greg Giannis’ Peripato Telematikos is a platform for creating subjective mappings for individuals and collectives. This web application allows participants to send MMS messages from a mobile device and create multimedia “tracemaps” which annotate movement with photographs and commentary. Giannis situates this work as a counterpoint to cartographies of control and has thus far staged walks in Darebin and Adelaide, Australia.