Space of the Future
Lost Island, “location”!
Tenho insistido em últimos posts sobre a necessidade de se repensar o que chamo de “place turning point” dos estudos sobre as novas mídias. Reflexo dessa tendência é o seminário no Netherlands Media Art Institute sobre o tem “Navigating the Space of the Future”, que se realiza em Amsterdã no dia 15 com transmissão ao vivo. Como discuti em post sobre catografia, o uso dos GPSs levanta questões sobre a precisão da localização, sobre as destrezas não técnicas dos navegadores, sobre as dimensões do espaço e do lugar no futuro. É isso que prentede o debate com Yolande Harris, David Dunn and Atau Tanaka.
Vejam descrição do evento abaixo (via pourinfos.org)
“What does it mean to navigate? What is the importance of location specificity? What does it mean to get lost? The increasing accuracy of satellite navigation strives to eliminate the possibility of human error, but it also produces a sense of dislocation from one’s immediate environment by abstracting location as the coordinates of longitude and latitude. What place is there for one’s body, one’s senses, one’s conscious and unconscious awareness of space, if this knowledge is so apparently made redundant by GPS? What, if any, role can historical skills of navigation at sea, of observation, choice, intuition and improvisation play in navigating the spaces of the future? The symposium ‘Navigating the Space of the Future’ will take these questions as its starting point to see if we can find our way within the dense environment of global positioning technologies. The field is open but the practice is just starting to form itself by looking at ways to counter locative media strategies where geographical walks are organised that use the city and the street as a playing field negating the relation between space, architecture, time, body and mind. The presentations will focus on new ways of interpreting data of location and navigation by relating these directly to the physical (space) through the use of sound.”