Locative Questions

Locative Questions

Depois de ver o meu tricolor empatar com o vitória no Barradão (2×2) volto ao Carnet para destacar algumas questões interessantes em dois textos. Primeiro, o texto de Vincent Maher, “Locative content filtering”. Aqui as questões giram em torno do uso efetivo dos mapas e dos sistemas de localização, em como filtrar o que interessa, ou como usar as informações de localização de coisas, objetos e movimentos…:

Locative Media?

“(…) We’re in a similar situation now when it comes to locative journalism, social media and content. The easy part is getting maps and finding out where you are. The hard part is figuring out what to do with that information and what its real significance in society is going to be. Clearly in the analogue world proximity is a major factor in determining relevance. A barber near my house is more relevant than one in Seville, sort of.

(…) Now I have no doubt that this technology is going to have a major impact on publishing because it offers a way to filter through all the noise out there.

(…) Keep in mind that a map is not the only way to access locative content, it will be incorporated into search, into directories, into personalised news services, into social networks and almost any system where it makes sense for the first view of content to be that which immediately surrounds you.

This creates all sorts of other questions like: what is the most appropriate personal radius for locative relevance? When do you show a wider radius rather than a narrow one? What does it mean when these personal areas intersect?”

No outro texto, de Amy Lilley, “Thoughts on Locative Learning”, as questões se referem à efetividade do uso das mídias locativas como suporte pedagógico. Mostrei na última sexta aqui no Carnet o projeto que utiliza o Google Earth (“GoogleLitTrips”) como suporte para ensino da literatura, em uma abordagem nitidamente pedagógica. Aqui, no entanto, o ceticismo da autora é muito pertinente:

“(…) I have to admit that I am still struggling with these concepts and exactly what this means for the future of educational technology. I understand that learning in right place and context can help to create a more memorable learning experience.

(…) While articles and lectures on locative learning have made me think about the importance of location and context to learning, and have brought to mind a multitude of examples in my own life, I have yet to make the leap in my understanding of how ever changing technology will play a role. I think this is because of my own biases against portable technology. I am the kind of person who has a purposefully low tech cell phone, which I often lose for weeks at a time. I often find portable technologies to be an invasion of my private time, which I view as a hindrance, rather than a help. I am slowly changing my paradigm as I learn more about GPS technology and the convenience of iphone, but I have to admit that it may be a while before I can personally make this leap. Right now the context is just not there.”